Jerell Adams Drafted in Sixth Round by the Giants

Jerell Adams Pro Day

CHICAGO, IL (WOLO) — With the final pick of the 2016 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected former Gamecock tight end Jerell Adams (184th).

Adams fell to the sixth round after being projected by many draft analysts to go in the 3rd or 4th round.

Adams caught 28 passes for 421 yards last year with the Gamecocks.

Here’s how NFL.com describes the former Gamecock:

“Tall and lanky for a tight end, Adams actually has better play strength than the eye­ test might indicate. Adams doesn’t have the surest hands in this draft, but he is unique in that he can challenge defenses down the field and shows the potential to be helpful as a run blocker. Adams should come in as a quality backup with an “eventual starter” tag tied to him.”

Adams is the third former Gamecock picked in this year’s NFL Draft.

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