Jamal Adams
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The New York Jets already have Jamal Adams and C.J. Mosley representing in NFL Network’s Top 100 Players poll.

New York Jets defenders C.J. Mosley and Jamal Adams have are moving on up in the world. The duo appeared on the annual poll from NFL Network, one accumulated through the votes of fellow players. New York failed to have a single player on last season’s list.

Mosley makes his third appearance on the list, moving up 27 spots after coming in 98th last season. His rise is good for third-best on the list thus far (Players 100 through 31 have been revealed) amongst returning players. Green Bay Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari (43rd) tops that category with 48 spots forward. Seventy-first is Mosley’s highest ranking on the list so far. He first appeared in 2015’s edition, coming in at 94th.


The linebacker earned 105 tackles and five pass deflections as a member of the Baltimore Ravens in 2018. He was honored with an All-Pro selection for the third consecutive season and fourth overall. Baltimore would win their first AFC North title since 2012. Mosley would then ink a five-year, $85 million deal with the Jets this offseason.

“That grown man playing linebacker? First of all, he’s scary looking. Just look at him, right?” Green Bay defensive lineman Mike Daniels says in the Top 100 segment dedicated to Mosley. “Love watching him play, man. He’s a head smasher, head knocker, all of that. He’s a warrior. That’s how he plays the game.”

Meanwhile, Adams makes his debut on the list at No. 37. The safety earned 115 tackles, 3.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles. Adams ended the year with his first Pro Bowl nomination, where he won the game’s MVP award alongside Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Upon the reveal of his position, Adams took no time to celebrate, insisting on Twitter there was nowhere to go but up.

The Top 100 Players of 2019 will wrap up this week. The final three episodes will air on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

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