Jerell Adams ready for 'big role' in offense

New York's sixth round selection has high hopes for his training camp battles this summer.

The New York Giants camp has been buzzing with the arrival of this year’s draft class. In a short talk, their 6th round pick Jerell Adams spoke about his personal expectations of his play and his ability to be a big contributor to a Giant’s offense in need of some more depth and blocking ability at the TE spot.

 “Yes sir, I feel like I am a pretty good blocker,” Adams said. “There is always room for improvement, so I feel like coming here and working on my blocking and catching, I can have a big role on this Giants offense.”

 Following the release of TE Jerome Cunningham, Adams will acquire more reps to make his mark in off-season workouts. Adams will even have a chance to show off his skills on special teams, a spot he has some experience with during his time at South Carolina.

 “Our(South Carolina) special team wasn’t doing that great,” Adams said. “And in the meeting room [coach] asked a couple guys that if we wanted to, we could come on the field and volunteer. I was one of the guys that stepped up and played my part on special teams.”

 Adams’ game speaks volumes of his commitment to a team. Stepping up to play a role in an important, although not particularly glamorous, part of the game is something coaches look for in young players. A personality like that can command respect in a locker room.

 “Special teams plays a big part on the team,” Adams said. “Special teams sometimes determines whether you win a game or lose a game, so I kind of take that too the offense, the motivation, to the offensive side of the ball.”

 It remains to be seen if Adams will become a popular target for Eli Manning come the regular season, but he will certainly keep Will Tye and Larry Donnell on their toes. Competition at any position on a team can drive players towards greater heights. 

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