The Jets have agreed to a contract with their first-round pick, safety Jamal Adams, tweets Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com. As the sixth overall selection, Adams will land a four-year deal worth approximately $22.25MM, including a $14.3MM-plus signing bonus.
Adams was a three-year starter at LSU, where he posted a career-best 76 tackles last season en route to second-team All-America honors. The year before, Adams racked up a personal-high four interceptions. The hard-hitting 214-pounder is a “natural-born leader of men,” according to NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein, who likens him to former Cowboys star Darren Woodson. Adams, along with second-round safety Marcus Maye, will now take control of the back end of a Jets defense that has cut ties with veteran DBs Marcus Gilchrist, Calvin Pryor and Darrelle Revis in recent months.
With Adams under contract, Solomon Thomas (49ers), Corey Davis (Titans), Gareon Conley (Raiders) and Jabrill Peppers (Browns) are the only unsigned first-round picks remaining. Raiders second-rounder Obi Melifonwu also remains unsigned.
Meanwhile, the Jets’ entire nine-player draft class is now under control as training camp nears. Here’s a refresher:
- 1-6: Jamal Adams, S (LSU)
- 2-39: Marcus Maye, S (Florida)
- 3-79: ArDarius Stewart, WR (Alabama)
- 4-141: Chad Hansen, WR (California)
- 5-150: Jordan Leggett, TE (Clemson)
- 5-181: Dylan Donahue, LB (West Georgia)
- 6-188: Elijah McGuire, RB (Louisiana-Lafayette)
- 6-197: Jeremy Clark, CB (Michigan)
- 6-204: Derrick Jones, CB (Mississippi)
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