When the New York Jets came on the clock for their first-round pick during last week's NFL Draft, they must have felt fortunate that Jamal Adams -- a player considered by some the best defensive back in the class, and who they had told earlier in the draft process that he was wasting his time by visiting their facility because there was no way he would still be available at pick No. 6 -- was still on the board.
It should come as no surprise, then, that it was reported on Tuesday that the team will not pick of the fifth-year option of safety Calvin Pryor, who was the team's first-round pick in 2014.
Jamal Adams told me the Jets basically told him in his visit, "You're wasting your time. Why are you here?" They don't think he's there at 6— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) April 21, 2017
Pryor has started 38 games in three seasons for the Jets but has not exactly become the dominant, versatile force they envisioned when they drafted him out of Louisville. His fifth-year option would have counted for over $8 million on the Jets' 2018 cap, and with two early round safeties coming in, it's to be expected that they don't want to commit that much money to a third.