Jamal Adams didn’t have to wait very long to hear his name called on Thursday night in Philadelphia. The former LSU safety was selected sixth overall by the New York Jets.
Adams was arguably one of the best defensive back prospects from the entire 2017 draft class and was a standout from the moment he stepped on campus in Baton Rouge. He finished his Tiger career with 209 tackles, 127 solo, 17.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and five interceptions.
The former Lewisville Hebron safety has been a star wherever he has been from high school and college. As he makes the transition to the pros, his high school coach notes one aspect of Adams’ talent that not many people notice right away.
“His desire to win as a team I think gets overlooked,” said Hebron head coach Brian Brazil, “It’s not about him having picks or having a bunch of tackles; it’s about whatever he can do to win and that’s the way Jamal’s always been. He wants to win, wants to be successful and he wants to go somewhere to help an NFL team win and be successful.”
Now that Adams has been picked by the Jets, he’ll have the opportunity to do exactly that. He is the third Texan in the first six picks at the 2017 NFL Draft.
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