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Jets Draft Spotlight: Joe Adams

By Alan Schechter

Jan 6, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Joe Adams (3) runs after catching a pass during the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at the 2012 Cotton Bowl at Cowboys Stadium. Arkansas beat Kansas State 29-16. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

This morning, we take a look at a wide receiver that the Jets worked out at the Senior Bowl. The Jets need depth and this is an interesting possibility late in the draft. Spotlight, WR Joe Adams, Arkansas.

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5’11 179 pounds 31 7/8 inch arms, 9 3/8 inch hands

4.55 forty second dash, 36 inch vertical jump, 123 inch broad jump,  7.09 second 3 cone drill

As a senior, Adams caught 54 passes for 652 yards and 3 TDs. The previous season, he caught passes for 813 yards and 6 TDs.

Pros: At 4.55 40 yard dash at the combine, he clearly is quick.  He is a natural at the change of direction that makes him elusive in the open field, as well as makes him a good route runner.  He has very good hands, he rarely drops any passes.

Cons: At 5’11”, he doesn’t have great height.  He plays well in traffic, but the lack of height might make it difficult to make these types of plays at the next level.  He also needs to learn to be a bit more physical at the next level.  His lack of bulk, only weighing 179 pounds, although makes it difficult for him to be an effective blocker, although he is a willing one.

Take a look at some highlights, and you be the judge:

To me, he is fast, has good hands, and for a small guy makes a lot of plays. Could be a good value in the mid to late rounds.