After a solid career at South Carolina, Jerell Adams has been selected by the New York Giants in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Coming in as a Rivals four star prospect, he sat behind Justice Cunningham and Rory Anderson before starting his senior season in Carolina. He showed flashes of a prototypical tight end, catching 28 passes for 421 yards and 3 TD's while providing several different mismatches against linebackers and safeties alike. New York is getting a potential steal with this pick, as Adams has ideal size (6'6") and speed (4.64 40 time) that has some scouts salivating. While he never put up dominant numbers and struggled with concentration at times, Adams has the potential to be a very good receiving tight end.
Adams fills a need for the Giants by providing the field stretching TE that they could benefit from. Paired with QB Eli Manning, Adams could be poised to play a fairly large role for that offense at some point in the future if he is able to make it to the final 53-man roster this fall.
Adams will join his former Gamecocks teammate, Brandon Shell, in New York, albeit with the other New York team. Shell was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round.
40 Yard Dash: 4.64 seconds
Vertical Jump: 32.5 Inches
Arm Length: 34 5 inches
Hand Size: 9 3/4 inches
Bench Press: 18 reps