If he’s there, this player is the perfect pick for the Jets . . .

The Jets have a chance to get a difference-maker at six, and if this guy slips to them, he could be perfect . . .

*Q)What are your best attributes?

Jamal Adams – LSU safety: Leadership is definitely my main one. As well as on the field, I can play everything in the back end, whether that’s covering in the slot, whether that’s playing man-free, whether that’s being in the A and B gap, filling that hole, or locking down tight ends.

I feel like I’m versatile to play everything in the back end, and that’s what makes me a special player.

Q)Do you feel you are a top five players in the draft?

Adams: Most definitely. I feel like I’m the best guy in the draft, I definitely feel like I should be a No. 1 pick, so top 5, that’s definitely in the range.

Q)The importance of safeties in today’s NFL game . . .

Adams: I think the game is starting to change scheme-wise, passing. We’re starting to have tight ends that can run now. My man Evan (Engram) from Ole Miss went 4.42. The game is changing. O.J. (Howard) as well, 4.51. You need safeties that can do everything in the back end, can cover, can tackle.

Q)Where do you think you might go?

Adams: I don’t really get into the whole match of what teams need. I’m going to get the phone call, and whoever it (is) is going to get a special person.

Q)How much has your father (former Giants RB George Adams) helped prepare you?

Adams: A lot of people, due to his pedigree, think that football was kind of pushed my way. But I kind of played everything growing up and I kind of fell in love with the game at age 5, really. He just really stressed staying focused, trusting the process, and doing what I do. I love football. That’s my passion.

Q)How tough was it to tackle Leonard Fournette in practice?

Adams: He’s a great back. I’ve got that question so many times is college. We go at it. He’s got the best of me, and I’ve got the best of him.

Q)Some view you as a box safety . . .

Adams: My game, I can speak for me. I can play everything in the back end. Coming down in the slot, come down on the tight end and cover. I can fill that A and B gap. Be in the box. I can also play man-free. I feel I can play everything in the back end. I get classified as a box safety which is not something that I like, but I understand, because I like being around the ball. I like making plays on the ball.

*Press conference

Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeldhttps://www.jetsconfidential.com
Publisher of Jets Confidential Magazine. Call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 12-4) to subscribe. Co-host of Press Coverage every Saturday on SiriusXM NFL Radio from 11-2.

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