Jamal Adams was not worth the price. Adams, the former Hebron and LSU star, a well-developed Pro Bowl in his second season with the Jets, would have been a significant improvement for a team missing from the position since Roy Williams became obsolete.
The Cowboys have complicated the official position that safety is not a priority in the project. That’s why in the second round of this year’s draft, defensive tackle Trysten Hill was chosen, who can not enter the field, instead of Juan Thornhill, who started every game this season for the Chiefs. There is even an interception that stops the hit.
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Adams is certainly better than Thornhill and could even be as good as Thomas, although they play different positions. The original price of Thomas has never been higher for two reasons: he is 30 years old and has signed an agreement with Baltimore during the offseason which brings him $ 55 million in four years.
Adams is only 24 years old and is still under the rookie contract that the Jets gave him after taking him with the sixth pick in the 2017 draft. He certainly respected that pedigree. It is a fast physical force that can play with strong or free security, and give stars to Cowboys at every level of defense.
The Jets were definitely trying to take advantage of the spending spree that had recovered seriously this season. First, the Dolphins won two first-round players and a second Texans for Laremy Tunsil. Next, the Jaguars earned two first and one-quarter Rams for Jalen Ramsey.
Here is the difference: Tunsil plays the left tackle, which is the second most important position on the field, behind the quarterback. The defensive end is third. The corner is fourth. Security? The Cowboys are not the only team that does not take this seriously. Security is not only the last line of defense. It is also the last in the payment window.
Of course, I could also say that Darren Woodson, perhaps the best security in the history of the organization, was the last cornerstone of Cowboy glory.
Note to Cliff Harris: I said “maybe”.
As good as Adams is, the first few seconds are too rich for my blood. However, this is probably not the end of the story. Thomas was a frequent subject in the column. If the price goes down, Adams could take up space.