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Marcus Maye joins Jets' stacked secondary at 39th pick

Melissa Porter | 30 April, 2017, 18:01

Wow. Last night was insane, right?

Adams quote: "I think this is what separates me from other cats in this draft". Often put in a position to "shadow" mobile quarterbacks, Adams can be a tick late in determining whether to rush upfield or drop back into coverage when they slide out of the pocket. The Jets are in the midst of a rebuild and there is no better player to start it off with than Jamal Adams.

There's no doubt the Jets will be a much more physical team in the middle of the field in 2017. Also, the Jets avoiding reaching on a quarterback in this round, which surely made fans happy.

Adams joins the likes of Patrick Peterson, Mo Claiborne, LaRon Landry and Eric Reid as No. 1 picks out of the Tiger defensive backfield in recent years.

A year ago, the Jets' secondary was a disaster. A lot of teams in college don't play a lot of man. Adams has that type of ceiling.

The Jets needed a tone-setter and they got one.

Jets select Maye in second round.

And that's exactly what the Jets need right now.

He admitted being "a little bit" surprised that the Jets drafted him, but he's excited to pair up with Adams. When asked where he'd go if he were picked, Adams said he'd go to Paris which is obviously not in the United States.

Lacks the range of fellow safety prospect Malik Hooker. He can find the ball as well as lay the wood. However, when considering Adams' all around elite skill set, this is only a minor shortcoming. Adams not only brings playmaking, he also brings sure tackling, which was a major issue a year ago as well.

A father and son from northern Vermont - just below Canada - drove all the way down to the City of Brotherly Love to see what their favorite team, the New York Jets, would do at No. 6. I would also say no. "I thought he was probably the second best behind Myles Garrett in the draft".

This was the sixth time in franchise history that the Jets picked sixth, and second in three years after NY took defensive lineman Leonard Williams in 2015.

Personally, I would have looked for offense first because they have no legitimate receiving corps or tight end. George was the 19th pick of the 1985 draft. If Mike Maccagnan can't make at least one impact pick tonight, his job should be in jeopardy.

The son of a former National Football League running back (George, who played at Kentucky and on the Super Bowl champion New York Giants team of 1986) looks like he's grown up with the game.