The New York Giants are meeting with NFL draft prospect and Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams on Wednesday.
The New York Giants are meeting with Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams on the final day to meet with collegiate players.
Per a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Giants will meet with Williams on Wednesday. Even though Williams may not be available when the Giants select at No. 6 overall, it still can’t hurt Big Blue to meet with the talented lineman.
After all, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman may choose Williams if he falls all the way to the sixth pick.
On the last day for draft prospects to make visits, #Bama DT Quinnen Williams has a visit with the #Giants, source said. He’s met with most of the teams in the top 10 and all in the top 5.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 17, 2019
Williams racked up 91 total tackles, 26 tackles-for-loss and 10 sacks in 24 games for the Crimson Tide from 2017-2018. His 71 tackles and eight sacks this past year helped him win the Outland Trophy for best interior lineman in college football. Williams also earned both First-Team All-SEC and All-American honors.
If selected by the Giants, Williams could succeed in the interior of a pass-rush that includes defensive linemen Dalvin Tomlinson and B.J. Hill, along with linebackers Alec Ogletree and Lorenzo Carter. However, Williams succeeds more as a run-stopper than a pass-rusher.
A pass-rusher is what the Giants need in a division that includes quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz. Therefore, it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if the Giants miss out on Williams with the No. 6 pick.
Williams headlines an NFL draft class stacked with defensive line talent. Along with Williams, there’s Ohio State’s Nick Bosa, Kentucky’s Josh Allen and Houston product Ed Oliver. Each lineman produces its own talent when it comes to run-stopping and pass-rushing, and each has a good chance to succeed in the pros.
However, if that’s the route the Giants want to take at No. 6, it’s still very unclear which player will be available.