New York Jets defensive lineman Leonard Williams provides a special shout out to NFL Draft mega-stud, Alabama’s Quinnen Williams.
From Johnson & Johnson to Williams and Williams.
New York Jets interior defensive lineman Leonard Williams made no secret to the notion that he’d love to see his franchise select Alabama’s Quinnen Williams with the No. 3 overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft.
On Twitter, Leo coined the tag-team name of Williamsbros—at least the newest version.
— Leonard Williams (@leonardwilliams) February 22, 2019
“Respect bro! Come to NY and get some of these double teams off me #Williamsbros.”
It was a response to Quinnen’s initial post highlighting his workout with the already-professional Williams.
Leonard, 24, is set to enter the fifth and final season of his rookie deal. The one-time Pro Bowl interior stud collected five sacks, 11 tackles for loss and 42 total tackles in 2018.
It’s obvious the man needs edge help. The Jets, as a franchise, haven’t employed a legit outside pass rusher for well over a decade.
Many mock drafts have the Alabama heavy headed to New York in the first round. It makes little sense.
As much as the dream of a Leo/Quinnen duo heightens the senses, they basically play the same position within the 4-3 defense. Quinnen is a non-1-technique defensive tackle. Leo falls within the same category. Moreover, Henry Anderson, who is a free agent, is also a 3-technique player (like Leo and Quinnen).
Yes, I’m aware of the recent report surrounding Gregg Williams sticking to the 3-4. I’m simply not fully buying it. He’s twice inherited 3-4 squads and adjusted to the 4-3. I expect Williams to run a hybrid look in 2019.
Drafting Quinnen with so many other needs helplessly blank would represent a head-scratcher. Besides, whichever front is more commonly used, acquiring that 1-technique/3-4 nose tackle type is much more critical.
Jamal Adams all over Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown. Leonard Williams singing the sweet tune of Quinnen Williams. Sorry fellas, offensive line and edge help is what will really lift the play for both of your professional careers.