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Where does Jets S Jamal Adams rank among NFL’s best young players?

By Luke Easterling
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 07: Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets reacts against the Denver Broncos during the second half in the game at MetLife Stadium on October 07, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - OCTOBER 07: Jamal Adams #33 of the New York Jets reacts against the Denver Broncos during the second half in the game at MetLife Stadium on October 07, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /
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The New York Jets have one of the NFL’s best young players, and arguably the best overall safety in the entire league in Jamal Adams.

When you’re the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft, you enter the league with high expectations. After just two seasons in the pros, New York Jets safety Jamal Adams is already living up to them.

One of the most complete players at his position in the entire league, Adams has already delivered on the hype that made him one of the top prospects in the 2017 NFL draft.

In fact, NFL.com recently named Adams one of the league’s top 25 players under 25 years old.

NFL.com’s Mark Sessler said the choice was simple with Adams:

While I hemmed and hawed at some positions, safety was simple. Adams evolved into a complete player in Year 2, the rare backstop who excels in coverage while operating as a dangerous pass-rushing nuisance. He’s a vocal, high-energy leader respected by veterans out of the gate. It’s fair to ask if Adams is already the best at what he does.

It’s impossible to argue with Sessler’s assessment here. Adams has already proven himself to be a star in the NFL, and he’s only going to get better over the coming years. His intelligence makes his entire unit better, and another offseason of preparation at the pro level should have him taking his game to an even higher level in 2019.

With the addition of some serious firepower on defense this offseason, namely Pro Bowl linebacker C.J. Mosley and No. 3 overall pick Quinnen Williams on the defensive line, Adams should have even more opportunities to make big plays and have a significant impact on games.

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While many shake their heads at the idea of taking a safety in the top 10, Adams has proven that stud players are worthy of such consideration, no matter what position they play.

Do you think Adams is one of the NFL’s best players? Which safeties would you rank ahead of him in the league today? Give us your take in the comment section!

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