Leonard Williams, DL

Yeah, sure…Leonard Williams isn’t a rookie. What he is, though, is a 22-year old beast of a defensive talent in the trenches.

Surprisingly – after being tabbed by many as the most talented player of the 2015 NFL Draft – the Big Cat didn’t showcase the most promising rookie campaign.

He proved to be valuable starting the season alongside Muhammad Wilkerson when Sheldon Richardson was suspended for his off-the-field issues. He slid right into Todd Bowles‘s 3-4 defensive personnel.

He just didn’t dominate – something many fans expected.


Keep tabs on Williams’s progress this August. Should he take his “solid” status and turn it into “domination,” watch out.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com