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Alabama, FSU both got way too much respect in first coaches poll

The preseason coaches poll came out Thursday morning ... and you'll never guess who's No. 1! While the coaches poll holds no bearing on who makes the College Football Playoff, the committee doesn't put out its first set until November. We need something to fill the void, and who doesn't love college football rankings in July? Ohio State was the overwhelming No. 1 is hardly a surprise...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

USC has numbers at wide receiver but production is another story

USC didn't just take a big hit with the departure of Leonard Williams to the NFL. The Trojans also are reeling after losing five of their top seven receivers from last season. Nevertheless, USC has immense talent across the board with Adoree' Jackson, Steven Mitchell and Justin Davis. The Trojans also have talent coming in by way of junior college transfers, such as Isaac Whitney...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

USC Football: Su’a Cravens

Su’a Cravens USC football has a lot to look forward to in the upcoming season. The team is no longer under NCAA sanctions, Steve Sarkisian is entering his second season as the head coach and there is talent at every position. Senior quarterback Cody Kessler is getting a lot of attention as a Heisman-contender and dynamic sophomores JuJu Smith and Adoree’ Jackson will look to...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The New York Jets Expect Leonard Williams to Produce Immediately

Defensive end Leonard Williams #94 of the USC Trojans warms up before the college football game against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) In the 2015 NFL draft, the New York Jets selected Leonard Williams with the 6th overall pick. Projected to be drafted in the top three, Williams slid down to the sixth pick and there was no way they...
Via The Sports Journal
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Inside the Film Room: Leonard Williams Edition

2015 New York Jets first round selection Leonard Williams was one of the more prolific players on the college football platform in 2014. Few expected him to be available past the top five picks, as he is regarded as a game changing defender who can step in the trenches instantly. So what makes Williams so good? Where does he win? Does it all translate to the NFL, where offensive...
Via Turn On The Jets
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Football: To the NFL

Leonard Williams With the NFL draft now completed it’s time to take a look at how the former USC football players fit with their new teams. Leonard Williams, New York Jets Williams took quite the slide on draft night and should end up as the steal of this year’s draft. He is the type of player who can dominate the game from the defensive side of the ball with his athleticism...
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May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

NY Jets Darrelle Revis to rookie Leonard Williams: ‘Let’s get to work.’

With the sixth pick in the Thursday’s first round of the NFL Draft, the New York Jets added another beast to its lethal defensive unit, USC’s Leonard Williams.  Darrelle Revis and Damon Harrison, two of the Jets’ defensive leaders, extended a warm social media welcome to the 6’5, 305 lb. defensive lineman nicknamed Big Cat. Here’s what they said: Welcome to Jets Nation...
Via All Sports Everything
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Initial Reaction – All The Defensive Lineman, Jets Select Leonard Williams

The New York Jets continued to add to their incredibly deep and talented defensive line tonight by selecting Leonard Williams from USC with the 6th overall pick. It was a surprise that Williams was still available and a mild surprise that the Jets ended up pulling the trigger on him. Here is further thoughts on the decision… 1. By most people’s estimation, Williams was the best...
Via Turn On The Jets
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets Take Leonard Williams

With the sixth pick of the 2015 NFL draft the New York Jets selected defensive lineman Leonard Williams out of South Carolina. Considering the first five picks, I expected the Jets to trade back or select Kevin White. After all, the Jets most talented unit is their defensive line.While the Jets didn’t address any of their positions of need, they did do the thing that fans of every...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonard Williams adds depth to ferocious New York Jets defense

After much speculation, the New York Jets chose to bolster their defensive line by selecting USC defensive end Leonard Williams with the sixth overall pick in the draft. Despite off-field issues, Williams was rated as the best overall player available on some draft boards. He will bring tremendous strength and versatility to the Jets’ defensive front and is perhaps the missing...
Via EndZoneScore
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears barely miss star Williams, grab stud WR at No. 7 instead (video)

For just a moment it looked like USC star pass rusher Leonard Williams would slip to the Chicago Bears. That didn’t happen as he went No. 6 to the Jets, but the Bears did just fine for themselves, adding a stud wide receiver with the No. 7 pick. The #Bears select Kevin White at No. 7. He asked me if the #Bears would select him on Tuesday. I guessed yes. He’s happy. — Ian Rapoport...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: Jets Select Leonard Williams with Sixth Pick

The New York Jets defensive line just got an appreciable upgrade, with the team selecting lineman Leonard Williams with the sixth pick in Round 1 of the 2015 NFL draft. Williams, alongside fellow defensive linemen Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson, will give the Jets added ammunition against both the run and the pass. This selection could also mean that Wilkerson is indeed...
Via Sportsnaut
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonard Williams Taken No. 6 Overall In The 2015 NFL Draft

Former USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams was taken by the New York Jets with the No. 6 overall pick. He is the second player from the Pac-12 to be selected tonight. Congratulations to USC DE @leonardwilliams on being selected 6th overall by the @nyjets. #USCtotheNFL #FightOn pic.twitter.com/qJ2tQ8YOCg — USC Trojans (@USC_Athletics) May 1, 2015 Williams, who many consider...
Via College Spun
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

USC Football: What to watch for NFL draft day 1

The drought is over! The USC football team has historically been one of the most heavily represented college football programs in the the NFL draft with five top overall selections and north 70 past first round picks.  With that in mind, the program has experienced an uncharacteristic lull in early-round activity over the last few years, with the program’s most recent first round...
Via isportsweb.com
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Rumors: Trades, Cardinals, Cowboys, Saints, & Titans

Trades Jason Cole suggests a trade between the Redskins and Jaguars that would allow Washington to move up to No. 3 overall for Florida DE/OLB Dante Fowler with Jacksonville dropping back to No. 5 for USC DL Leonard Williams. However, Cole mentions that this would obviously come down to the required compensation. Albert Breer mentions that ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft: The Jacksonville Jaguars select Leonard Williams

The Jacksonville Jaguars have to like what they hear from defensive tackle Leonard Williams. The USC stud and the most complete player in the 2015 NFL Draft has put it out there for the world to read – He wants to be the No. 1 overall pick tonight in Chicago. There are two problems with that desire. First, he is not a quarter. Second, Tampa Bay and Tennessee need talent behind...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Giants reached out to Leonard Williams for draft day phone number

Before I go on, I must caution you to take every draft rumor from this point on with a grain of salt. This is the misinformation season in fast forward and multiplied by two times. Having said that, an interesting New York Giants rumor has surfaced.   Sam Farmer of the LA Times reported that defensive line prospect Leonard Williams has told him that the Giants have reached out for...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Leonard Williams on NFL Draft: “Yeah, I feel like I Should be Taken No. 1″

During an interview after a “Play 60″ event in Chicago on Wednesday, former USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams was asked if Dante Fowler Jr. was the top defensive player in the draft. Williams paid a compliment to the former Florida edge rusher, but refused to indicate that Fowler Jr. was the best defensive player in the draft. I respect his confidence. I feel like every...
Via Sportsnaut
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rumor Mill: Are the New York Giants trying to trade up for Leonard Williams?

Now that the NFL Draft is only one day away the rumor mill is churning out all kinds of crazy nonsense. One of the more plausible ones I’ve read today involves the New York Giants trading up for a guy who is possibly the best player in his class. According to Matt Lombardo of NJ.com, the Giants reached out to USC’s Leonard Williams recently: Leonard Williams says #Giants recently...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Nike unveils new cleats ahead of NFL Draft

Nike Football has released images and videos of their new cleats —  Nike Vapor Speed, Nike Alpha Speed and Nike Strike Speed — that will be worn on the field for the upcoming season. The announcement comes just days before the 2015 NFL Draft which features Nike football athletes Marcus Mariota, Amari Cooper and Leonard Williams. Check out images and brief descriptions of the...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Redskins Talking About Trading 1st Round Draft Pick

The Cleveland Browns, owners of the 12th and 19th overall picks in the 2015 NFL Draft, are talking with the Washington Redskins, owners of the 5th overall pick in the Draft, are talking about swapping picks. #Browns have had talks with #Redskins over the past week about potentially moving up to No. 5. They’ve touched base with most Top 10 teams — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Orgeron: Leonard Williams has the potential to be an NFL Hall of Famer

It's no secret that expectations are sky high for Leonard Williams.The former USC defensive lineman by many is considered the top prospect in this year's NFL draft. Where he'll land come Thursday is anyone's guess, but whoever gets him could potentially land a future Hall of Famer. One former coach thinks that highly of Williams, according to the Los Angeles Times."You've got to...
Via Fox Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting Success, Pro Comparison of Leonard Williams

This year’s NFL draft class is incredibly deep, and one name that’s being tossed around quite a bit is that of USC defensive tackle Leonard Williams. Some have gone so far as to say that he is the best overall player in the draft, and he is the type of player that could make an immediate impact on whichever team drafts him, with minimal transition time. Just where Williams ends...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington GM Scot McCloughan Open to Trade Down in Round 1

Washington general manager Scot McCloughan held his pre-draft press conference on Monday. During that Q&A with the press, Washington’s new general manager indicated that it could potentially trade down from the No. 5 position in the 2015 NFL Draft. Interestingly enough, McCloughan hinted that the likelihood of his team trading down is dependent on former USC defensive lineman...
Via Sportsnaut
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Leonard Williams go to the Chicago Bears at number seven overall?

Most of the draft speculation surrounding the Chicago Bears has been about which wide receiver would fit best for them. Sometimes it’s been about possible successors to Jay Cutler at quarterback. Almost nobody has gone out on a limb and predicted that they’ll take a defensive playmaker at number seven overall, until now… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 most-underrated...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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