He is probably the most polarizing player on the Giants, but Leonard Williams is also one of the best players on the roster. Dave Gettleman traded for Williams midway through the 2019 season, giving up a 2020 third-round pick and a 2021 fifth-round pick to acquire him. Williams was solid in eight games with the Giants, but his performance did leave a little to be desired.
Leonard Williams was an active pass-rusher with the Gmen in 2019. He totaled 17 pressures in 8 games with the Giants, but he only earned 0.5 sack. Fans expected more from a player that cost the team two draft picks.
After the season, the Giants and Williams were unable to come to an agreement on a long-term deal. New York placed the franchise tag on Williams, which he will play on in 2020 before negotiating a new deal next offseason. Leonard said he is not disappointed that there was no deal agreed upon, he is simply “looking at it as an opportunity.”
Just like Dalvin Tomlinson, Leonard Williams has also expressed excitement for the Giants’ new defensive scheme. Leonard Williams referred to new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham as a “genius.” Williams said he loves the new scheme and that he loves working with the team’s new defensive line coach, Sean Spencer.
The New York Giants have a trio of young, talented defensive linemen on their roster. They also have a brand new and improved coaching staff that the players are excited to play in. This season, the Giants could see their defensive line dominate the competition.