Quinnen Williams
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The New York Jets could have their pick between Quinnen Williams and Josh Allen according to ESPN’s draft analyst, Todd McShay.

Danny Small

The New York Jets are in the process of building around last year’s first-round draft pick Sam Darnold. With the third pick in 2019, general manager Mike Maccagnan might be given the choice between Quinnen Williams and Josh Allen.

According to ESPN’s Todd McShay, the Arizona Cardinals are keen on quarterback Kyler Murray. Therefore, a top-notch defender should fall to the Jets.

“That was a tough one for me,” McShay said to Brian Costello of the New York Post on a conference call Wednesday. “For me, I look at it in tiers almost in terms of talent. I think this year Nick Bosa and Quinnen Williams are kind of that top, elite, elite tier. Then Josh Allen is right behind them, basically in his own next tier. I just think there’s a little bit of a difference between the first two and Allen.”

Williams is a standout defensive lineman from the University of Alabama. Allen, an EDGE, is another SEC standout hailing from the University of Kentucky.

Despite the fact that the Jets desperately need an EDGE rusher, Williams might be too talented to pass up. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams would surely be able to bring out the best in either player.


Although the prospect of drafting Williams or Allen sounds magnificent, there’s a better possibility lurking. If the Cardinals are intent on drafting Murray and another trades up to No. 2 to snag Dwayne Haskins, that would leave Ohio State University’s Joey Bosa for the Jets at No. 3.

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That is the absolute dream scenario despite the fact that it still seems unlikely to come to fruition. Bosa is an absolute beast and could be an EDGE presence in the NFL for the next decade.

The Jets could also use some offensive line help, but not many in that position group are worthy of the third overall pick. If New York is willing to trade down, an offensive lineman could be a possibility.

The bottom line is that the New York Jets are in a fabulous position to add a potential star to the roster.

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