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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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3 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Jets: The strong get stronger with Leonard Williams pick

Finally, we can kill all of the mock draft discussions and talk hard facts. Since January, New York Jets fans have eagerly anticipated Round 1 of the NFL Draft. With newly installed general manager Mike Maccagnan making sound and productive offseason acquisitions — Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Brandon Marshall, to name a few —  Jets fans finally had a trustworthy triggerman...
Via All Sports Everything
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View:Top Defensive Tackles

Defensive Tackle Rankings*Writers note: These rankings are of players I was able to get enough game film on to scout, other top prospects who I was not able to scout thoroughly enough to rank are listed at the end. 1. Leonard Williams USC 6'5 302: Best overall prospect regardless of position in the draft, has the overall skills to play anywhere along the line, incredibly skilled...
Via Football Nation
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2015 NFL Draft: A Scout's Eye View: Top 100 Players on the Board

1. Leonard Williams DL USC2. Todd Gurley RB Georgia3. Marcus Mariota QB Oregon4. Dante Fowler Jr OLB Florida5. Vic Beasley OLB Clemson6. Kevin White WR West Virginia7. Jameis Winston QB Florida State8. DeVante Parker WR Louisville9. Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin10. Shane Ray OLB/DE Missouri11. Malcom Brown DT Texas12. D.J. Humphries OT Florida13. Trae Waynes CB Michigan State14. Randy...
Via Football Nation
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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
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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...
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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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Jets take Leonard Williams with No. 6 pick in NFL draft

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) The New York Jets have selected Southern California defensive tackle Leonard Williams with the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday night. Williams, who had 20 sacks in three seasons with the Trojans, adds to new coach Todd Bowles' already solid defensive line that includes fellow first-rounders Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson. New general...
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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...
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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...
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Grading the New York Jets 1st Round Selection of the 2015 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Leonard Williams DT, USC Initial Reaction: Getting the best player in the draft at pick 6? Not to shabby. The Jets have a handful of youngsters and adding him to the mix only helps them take it up a notch. Could easily be the steal of the draft.Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on, but what fun would that be?Grade for this...
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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...
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Tennessee Titans Staff: Final First Round Predictions

Social media is ripe with trade speculation today, the first day of the NFL draft. We’ve been speculating for weeks as well – what should the Tennessee Titans do? What could they do?Well, folks, now it’s time to answer – what will the Titans do?The Titans staff assembled to finalize their “official” predictions for tonight. Here we go:Jason Cook (@jcook96)Decisions, decisions...
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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 ...
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GM McCloughan: We'd love to get 10-plus picks in this draft

Could the Washington Redskins be gearing up for a potential trade down? It likely depends on who falls to them when they're on the board at No. 5 overall. Just a few days ago, new general manager Scot McCloughan admitted that the team would try to trade back in the draft if USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams was still on the board when they pick.McCloughan confirmed that claim...
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Plenty Of First Round Options For Oakland Raiders

The Oakland Raiders had a home run of a draft in 2014 and they will be looking to replicate that success again this year. The Raiders were patient during the draft a year ago and Khalil Mack fell into their laps at pick number five. General manager Reggie McKenzie was more than happy to scoop up Mack, who some thought was the best overall prospect. As Oakland prepares for the first...
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5 days ago  |  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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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...
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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...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

First and Gold Podcast: Pac-12 NFL Draft preview

Welcome to the first installment of the First & Gold Podcast.  As the NFL Draft's first round approaches on Thursday, April 30th it's time to breakdown the Pac-12 draft prospects and evaluate some of the top players. On the podcast, we discuss some of the very best players the Pac-12 has to offer, such as Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Arik Armstead, USC's Leonard Williams, Stanford...
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Draft Rumors: Bears, Falcons, Jaguars, Jets, & Titans

Bears Tony Pauline has spoken to sources who have said that the Bears are “very interested” in Kentucky DE/OLB Bud Dupree and could take him at No. 7 overall. Falcons Tony Pauline confirms reports that the Falcons are looking to trade up for a defensive player such as USC DL Leonard Williams or Florida DE/OLB Dante ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  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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Jeremiah: USC's Leonard Williams would be an Oakland 'home run'

Most draftniks have the Raiders decision whittled down to West Virginia's Kevin White or Alabama's Amari Cooper. But don't count NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah among them. Jeremiah, a former scout for the Ravens, Browns, and Eagles, thinks Reggie McKenize should steer away from a first-round receiver like White or Cooper and instead focus on the top defensive prospect in the draft....
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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