New York Jets: Nolan Rich’s Seven-Round Mock Draft (1.0)

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Dec 31, 2016; Orlando , FL, USA; LSU Tigers safety Jamal Adams (33) against the Louisville Cardinals during the first half at Camping World Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Jets will be hoping to find some good talent in the NFL Draft this season. Here is a seven-round mock draft for an early look at how things may shake out.

Round 1: Jamal Adams: Safety: LSU
There is a lot of speculation that the New York Jets will select a quarterback with the sixth overall pick, however, there are two major factors working against them.

First, the team would be signaling that they have no faith in Bryce Petty or Christian Hackenberg moving forward and it’s my personal opinion that they will look to grab a veteran quarterback in free agency. Second, last year’s draft proved teams are desperate to move up and select signal callers. Having the sixth pick and franchises that are starving for a quarterback like Cleveland, San Francisco, and Chicago, in front of them, New York may not have the chance to pick a signal caller.

However, they will get some secondary help with safety Jamal Adams. While the Jets have needs on the offensive line and at corner, those would be stretches here. Adams is one of the top defensive prospects in the draft who had the versatility to not only play in coverage but can cheat up into the box and support in the run game.

With 76 tackles in 2016, Adams has great ball instincts and would be a versatile player that Todd Bowles could help rebuild the secondary around.

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