Who knew? Who knew that the Giants would possibly find the future of their defense in a 224-lb kid out of nowhere in the sixth round of the NFL Draft?
When LB Jacquian Williams of South Florida, a “tweener” in every sense of the word, had his name called at Radio City Music Hall on the third day of the draft, it hardly caused a stir.
Many were curious what the Giants would do with a kid who surely could not play anything other than specials at that size. Six months later, their curiousity has grown more intense.
Is this kid the next Jesse Armstead? Time will tell. But Williams is the type of player the Giants have needed for some time now: a hammer that runs like the wind.
Last week in Philly, the Eagles found out how fast Williams was. Figuring they would run all over the plodding Giants’ defense with their speed, they were fooled when Williams was there to match them step-for-step. He finished the game with 10 tackles.
From Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York:
Determined to prove that ...