The New York Jets have several players to look forward to in the future as they continue to develop. Safety Jamal Adams leads the charge as NFL.com believes he’ll be one of the top second-year players of 2018.
Safety Jamal Adams of the New York Jets continues to make a name for himself in such a short period of time. After a solid rookie campaign, Adams is easily a player on the rise who will undoubtedly reach even bigger stardom as he continues to develop into an all-around complete safety.
As Adams continues to be one of the newest leaders on defense, he’s already getting some praise from many media outlets, especially NFL.com. Recently, Nate Burleson of NFL.com released his list of top second-year players of 2018 as Adams was selected as one to keep an eye on.
Despite not getting a single interception last year in his rookie season, Adams came close on numerous occasions to earning his first one. Some went right through his fingertips that will easily motivate him for his sophomore season with the Jets.
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It’s no secret that Adams is one of the few bright spots on the Jets roster as it’s great to see him get this kind of recognition for everything he brings to the table. Of course, Adams is still young and will only hone his craft over time but expectations are big this upcoming season.
Adams is slowly but surely becoming a leader on defense to the point where he’s vocal and leading by example. If he can be a leader among men in the locker room and get his fellow defensive secondary teammates all on the same page, it could easily be one of the core strengths of the team.
The defensive secondary of the Jets could easily be a force to reckon with if everything comes together, especially since it could make up for the lack of overall pass rush early on in the season. What the Jets defensive line might lack in pass rush could be made up for by strong play by the defensive secondary, led by Adams and his ability to make drive-stopping plays. Get ready since Adams will likely have an even bigger impact this time around in 2018.