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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

ESPN's Jon Gruden positively gushed about Jamal Adams to the Jets. He called the former LSU safety the No. 1 player in the draft, adding, "I love the fact that he's going to the Big Apple. He reminds me of some of my favorite safeties – the Ronnie Lotts, the Rodney Harrisons. He's a wrecking machine, he's versatile, he can play in the post, he's a great one-on-one tackler. He's an inspiring leader and a quality person. This is a huge pick for the Jets." Sounds like Gruden is a fan.

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

The SEC had 12 players drafted in this year's NFL Draft. That ties the record by a conference (ACC - 2006, SEC - 2013). Alabama led the conference with four picks, while LSU was second with three. The SEC has now hit double-digit draft numbers in the first round six times since 2005

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

LSU CB Tre'Davious White goes 27th to the Buffalo Bills. His stock went back and forth over the last year and while he only had two INTs the last two years he defended 23 passes

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Tre'Davious White has some of the most consistent tape of this CB class. He's a technician. He tackles. And he can find the ball. Good value here for the Bills at No. 27.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills have selected LSU CB Tre'Davious White with the No. 27 pick, which they acquired in trading down from No. 10. That's hardly a surprise given Bills lost CB Stephon Gilmore in free agency and had need at position. White presumably will compete with Kevon Seymour for a starting job opposite Ronald Darby.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to football ability, the Jets were impressed by Jamal Adams' leadership and other intangibles. That can't be understated. Their locker room was dysfunctional at times last season, lacking strong leaders – especially on defense. "We knew he was an Alpha dog coming in because that's how he played at LSU," coach Todd Bowles said. "In the culture we're trying to create, he's perfect for our building with the things he brings to the table."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets pick Jamal Adams has a few ties to the New York/New Jersey area. His father, George, was a first-round pick of the Giants in 1985. He was a running back out of Kentucky. "I'm a city guy," said Jamal, who played three years at LSU. "My mom is from Yonkers, New York, my sister is from Jersey and my pops played at the Giants. I have the right people surrounding me to help me get through my new life in the Big Apple." He and his father also had a bet on whether he'd get drafted higher than 19th, the spot George was chosen by the Giants. "He's definitely not going to pay," Jamal said, laughing. "I'll just let him continue to pay for the dinner tabs."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets draft pick Jamal Adams, speaking to reporters via conference call, admitted he didn't expect to last until the sixth pick. "If I sat here and told you I wasn't surprised, I'd be lying," he said. "I was definitely surprised that I slipped. At the same time, everything happens for a reason." Adams said he got an assurance from the Jets on a recent visit. "They were definitely saying if I slip to six, there's no questions asked, they'll come and get me," he said. "They kept their word and they delivered."

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Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars have scored the fourth-fewest TDs over the past four seasons. Part of Tom Coughlin's solution: RB Leonard Fournette.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Jamal Adams makes it three SEC players in six picks (two LSU). Adams was one of the SEC's best overall players last year. Some think he's the most pro-ready player in the draft. He can cover in press and play in the box. Ball hawk as well

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Safety Jamal Adams has the ability to change the identity of the Jets secondary. Just look at the versatility, the natural instincts and the leadership he brings to the field. Expect Adams to play multiple roles for the New York defense.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets got lucky … again. Picking sixth, they took LSU S Jamal Adams, who was expected to go as high as No. 2. Adams will help their woeful pass defense and he will upgrade their locker room because he's a terrific leader. In 2015, DL Leonard Williams fell to the Jets at 6 – and it worked out well. The big question, will they regret not taking QB Deshaun Watson? Knowing Jets' fans, they'll be second-guessing that for decades.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

There's a case to be made that the Jets just got the best player in the draft at No. 6 overall for the second time in three years. Not saying I like Jamal Adams over Myles Garrett or Leonard Williams over Amari Cooper, but some would.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

The Jets are huge winners with the wild start to this draft. They can now fill their gaping hole at safety with LSU's Jamal Adams (No. 2 overall player).

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

A year ago there was talk that Leonard Fournette could be the No. 1 pick. He goes No. 4 to Jacksonville. Ankle injuries have slowed him but his speed and strength combo is unreal. He ran for 3,830 yards and averaged 6.2 YPC in 32 career games at LSU

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Third straight year that a running back has gone within the first 10 picks: Todd Gurley 10th to the Rams, Ezekiel Elliott 4th to the Cowboys, Leonard Fournette 4th to the Jaguars.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

LSU safety Jamal Adams told me last week that when he visited the Jets, they joked with him, "Why are you here?" He told me that they didn't think he'd make it out of the top five. He might just fall into their laps at 6.

Todd McShay ESPN Senior Writer 

Picking RB Leonard Fournette shows Tom Coughlin's influence within the Jaguars' organization, and I think the decision is spot on. Jacksonville's new philosophy is run-first and play great defense, and Fournette is a rare talent who complements a young, emerging defense. Now QB Blake Bortles has a year to prove if he can be the guy with a better supporting cast.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Leonard Fournette is just the third running back the Jaguars have taken in the first round in team history. James Stewart (1995) and Fred Taylor (1998) are the others.

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Jags ready to lean on Fournette as playmaker

The Jaguars have selected Leonard Fournette with the No. 4 overall pick, hoping the former LSU star running back can help a backfield that has managed a league-low 57 rushing scores since 2010.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jaguars have taken RB Leonard Fournette, which isn't a surprise. He ran for 3,840 yards and 40 TDs and averaged 6.2 yards per carry in three years at LSU. Gives the Jaguars a physical pounder that makes play-action fakes significantly more effective. Like the pick.

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