Former Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Quinnen Williams is now officially a member of the New York Jets. Fortunately for “Gang Green,” Williams somehow fell to the Jets at No. 3 overall in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft despite the up-and-coming defender widely being considered to be the best overall player in this year’s draft class.
Aiding such a notion that the former Crimson Tide standout is indeed the top talent from 2019, Pro Football Focus recently uncovered quite the impressive statistic from Williams’ collegiate playing days at Alabama.
New Jets DI Quinnen Williams recorded a pressure on a ridiculous 16.7% of his pass-rushes last year at Alabama – a figure that ranked 1st in the class and in the nation pic.twitter.com/LZ7Ma58aF2
— PFF (@PFF) May 11, 2019
“Williams’ hands, feet and overall movement are extremely efficient and he combines those features with short-area burst to create instant wins at the point of attack to propel him to the football,” reads his 2019 NFL Draft profile on NFL.com. “His play strength is good, but his lack of mass and length will show up at times against NFL competition. Despite having just a single season of headline production, his instincts, quickness and athleticism are projectable play traits that should allow for continued production against both the run and pass on the next level. Williams is an instant starter with Pro Bowl potential.”
With the help of the uber-talented Williams, and of course former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, it appears as though the up-and-coming Jets could potentially make some noise in the AFC come 2019-20.
However, the Jets will be forced to contend with the reigning Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, who have now won three of the last five and two of the last three titles.