Jaguars rookie LB Quincy Williams made a very positive impression on teammates at minicamp
The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Quincy Williams in the third round (98th) of the 2018 NFL Draft. It appears they should be happy with the decision, as the rookie linebacker has impressed so far.
According to Daniel Popper of The Athletic, Williams has made a very positive impression on his teammates at mini camp.
Here’s what Calais Campbell had to say: “He’s really impressed me. He’s getting opportunities with the ones, and he’s taking advantage of them. He’s a guy that has natural instincts, plays very fast, plays hard. He’s just got to go through his growing pains and develop. But he’s a guy who could really help us this year.”
Campbell said Williams’ “instincts” are what stood out the most this spring.
“He’s very instinctual,” Campbell said. “Sometimes it gets him in trouble because you have to trust your teammates and know where they’re going to be at. He’s growing in that. He’s a rookie in his first minicamp. That’s a process. But you can see that he’s smart and he knows where he’s supposed to be and he has great instincts.
Calais Campbell is a well-respected (and legitimately great) veteran. He’s the kind of person you’d want judging the young talent on a team.
Therefore, this is an absolutely glowing evaluation.
Quincy Williams has a great highlight reel from his college days at Murray State. However, that doesn’t always translate to the NFL. If what Campbell says is correct, though, there’s every reason to believe Williams can make the jump.
The Jacksonville Jaguars took a big step back last season. They were a win away from the Super Bowl in 2017 but went 5-11 last year. While a lot of that could be attributed to an abysmal offense, the defense wasn’t as dominant, either.
Quincy Williams could come in and help immediately. Whether that’s as a starter, rotation man or special teams stud remains to be seen. However, with the way things are going for him so far, the role probably won’t matter. He’ll find a way to make an impact.