A Rundown of All the New York Jets 2017 NFL Draft Picks

Sports Illustrated has a complete rundown of all of the Jets 2017 Draft Picks and some commentary as well.

Round 1, Pick 6 (No. 6 overall)

Jamal Adams, S, LSU: The start of the draft worked out like a dream for the Jets (unless they secretly had their sights set on Trubisky)—a QB and a RB went in the top five, meaning they had their choice of Adams and O.J. Howard, among others. Adams is the right pick. Only the NFL’s aversion to taking safeties in the top five kept Adams from being a lock in a spot higher than this. He has all the makings of a defensive centerpiece at the next level. His arrival in New York might signal that Calvin Pryor’s days are numbered, because Adams should spend most of his time in the box and over the slot. Regardless, Jets coach Todd Bowles will max out the ways in which Adams can be useful. GRADE: A?

Round 2, Pick 7 (No. 39)

Marcus Maye, S, Florida: Two picks, two safeties for the Jets, who just remade the back end of their secondary by adding Jamal Adams and Maye. That’s a lot of physicality and versatility paired together, and it’s obvious Todd Bowles helped drive those picks. But back-to-back safeties when there are so many other needs here?? Grade: B-

Round 3, Pick 15 (No. 79)

ArDarius Stewart, WR, Alabama: Stewart is a lightning bolt with the ball in his hands—a raw receiver in his technique, but an exciting playmaker who can be used in myriad ways. He’s also something of a luxury pick, for a team with no room for one. There’s already speed in the Jets’ receiving corps.? Grade: C

Round 4, Pick 35 (No. 141) Chad Hansen, WR, Cal

Round 5, Pick 6 (No. 150) Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson

Round 5, Pick 38 (No. 181) Dylan Donahue, DL, West Georgia

Round 6, Pick 4 (No. 188) Elijah McGuire, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette

Round 6, Pick 13 (No. 197) Jeremy Clark, DB, Michigan

Round 6, Pick 20 (No. 204) Derrick Jones, DB, Ole Miss


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