Sadly, the National Football League has moved the Draft out of New York City, so we are denied moments like these, but we can only dream that a return to the Big Apple is in the near future because you know the Jets will most likely screw up their draft pick.
Does this mean incumbent strong safety Calvin Pryor, a 2014 first-round pick, is finished with the Jets, and could be traded? Sure, it's probably more likely the Giants will grab a good offensive linemen than any other position because that's their biggest need, but if they are considering thinking outside the box here's a player they may end up taking at 23. When the Jaguars picked LSU running back Leonard Fournette and the Titans selected Western Michigan wide receiver Corey Davis, all the top defensive backs - including Adams and Ohio State quarterback Marshon Lattimore - were still on the board for the Jets.
Head coach Todd Bowles said his first-round rookie "is an outstanding player, obviously". He's an alpha, good on and off the field.
Throughout the pre-draft process, Adams was considered more of a strong safety, instead of a free safety, so we'll see how he handles the free safety-type duties that Bowles might hand him. Hell even package him to move back into the first if there is a prospect they really like. It was exciting to get up there and visit Jersey. "They were definitely saying if I slip to six, no questions asked, they were coming to get me. They kept their word and delivered".
Jamal Adams' father George played for the Giants and was also a first round pick.
"I was definitely surprised I slipped, but at the same time, everything happens for a reason", Adams said during a conference call.
Throughout the past several months, there has been constant talk about Adams' leadership and intelligence. His one interception and four pass defenses as a junior last season weren't eye-popping, but his zero penalties committed were impressive.