With Any Luck the New York Giants Could Land Premium Defensive Lineman

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Jan 7, 2019; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive tackle Quinnen Williams (92) smiles prior to the game against the Clemson Tigers during the 2019 College Football Playoff Championship game at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

If by any chance Quinnen Williams falls to the New York Giants 6th overall choice in the draft, it is without a doubt that the team must abandon any other plans regarding their pick and take Williams as soon as they are officially on the clock. Not only would Williams provide instant help to 2018’s 24th ranked defense, but establish himself as a leader on the Giants’ defense for many years to come.

If drafted by New York, Williams would bring along a motor and tenacity that the Giants have been missing on the defensive side of the ball since 2011’s version of Jason Pierre-Paul, who dominated the NFL with 16.5 sacks, earning himself Pro Bowl and First Team All-Pro honors, and more importantly, the Giants 4th Lombardi Trophy.

New York Giants: Quinnen Williams would be a perfect compliment on the defensive line

While the Giants do have two young interior players in Dalvin Tomlinson and BJ Hill, Williams possesses a unicorn-style skill set which would allow Defensive Coordinator James Bettcher to run wild in terms of scheme as Williams can play every single position on the defensive front.

At 6’3”, 303lbs, Williams clocked a 4.83 40 yard dash at the NFL combine, which was also the fourth fastest time by a defensive lineman weighing over 300lbs at the combine since 2003. While impressing scouts in shorts certainly does hold ground during the draft process, it’s Williams’ on-field production which solidifies his spot amongst the other top prospects. The Alabama product dominated top offenses week after week in both run stopping and pass rushing. Just a one-year starter, Williams posted a 71 tackle season, in which 19.5 came for a loss, in addition to 8 sacks.

It is without doubt that Quinnen Williams would plug a huge hole on the Giants defense from day one, however waiting until pick 6 to decide if this type of player fits may, in fact, be too late for the Giants, who would probably have to trade up in order to acquire the blue-chip talent from Alabama.