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92 Leonard Williams DE

New York Jets

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%1%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16425.0000

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Jets' Leonard Williams: Staying in 3-4 scheme
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Adam Gase believes Williams will be a good fit under new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who is expected to use a 3-4 base scheme for the first time in his NFL coaching career, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports.

It was initially assumed the new coaching staff would bring in a 4-3 scheme, positioning Williams as a three-technique tackle instead of his accustomed role as a 3-4 end. Given the likelihood of a hybrid defensive scheme, it's still possible the 24-year-old gets some work as a three-technique, which could help create better pass-rushing opportunities. If nothing else, he should find himself in more one-on-one situations as a result of his new coordinator's propensity for blitzing. Williams likely hopes to sign an extension this offseason, rather than playing out 2019 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.

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Jets' Leonard Williams: Not likely to be traded
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets hope to sign Williams to a long-term extension this offseason, Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News reports.

The sixth overall pick from the 2015 NFL Draft currently is scheduled to play out 2019 under the fifth-year option on his rookie contract. There have been rumors about the rebuilding Jets looking for a trade, but it wouldn't make much sense given that Williams will turn 25 in June and is one of the team's few above-average starters. While his total of 17 sacks in four years may be somewhat disappointing, there's a lot to be said for playing in every possible game and averaging 55 tackles per season as a 3-4 defensive end. Williams may become more of a sack threat playing as a three-technique tackle under new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who favors a 4-3 alignment with frequent blitzing.

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Jets' Leonard Williams: Five sacks in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams finished the 2018 season with 42 tackles (27 solo) and five sacks.

Williams is the guy opposing offenses scheme against on the Jets' defensive line, so he often battles double teams. While his presence helps open up space for teammates, Williams has underwhelmed in terms of personal statistics since getting selected sixth overall in the 2015 draft.

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Jets' Leonard Williams: Ejected from Sunday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had two tackles and a sack before being ejected for allegedly throwing a punch in Sunday's overtime loss to the Packers.

Williams was tossed late in the second quarter as he tangled with right tackle Bryan Bulaga and allegedly threw a punch during the scuffle. The 24-year-old was able to record a sack in the first quarter, his fourth of the season and first since Week 5.

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Jets' Leonard Williams: Clear of injury designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (back) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Colts.

Williams was sidelined at practice Thursday but was able to return in full Friday to avoid the questionable tag, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports. The 24-year-old will have his usual starting role on the defensive line for the Jets on Sunday.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.TDSacksIntFF
19/10/18DET0000
29/16/18MIA0000
39/20/18CLE0000
49/30/18JAC01.000
510/7/18DEN02.000
610/14/18IND0000
710/21/18MIN0000
810/28/18CHI0000
911/4/18MIA0000
1011/11/18BUF0000
1211/25/18NE0000
1312/2/18TEN0000
1412/9/18BUF0000
1512/15/18HOU0000
1612/23/18GB01.000
1712/30/18NE01.000
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2015New York Jets166329.0343000.0000
2016New York Jets166836.0327000.0000
2017New York Jets164722.0252166.0601
2018New York Jets164227.0155000.0002
TOTAL64220114.010617166.0603
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2015New York Jets1600000000
2016New York Jets1600200000
2017New York Jets1600000000
2018New York Jets1600000000
TOTAL6400200000
 
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/302
Birthdate:
6/20/1994
Age:
25
Hometown:
Bakersfield, CA, USA
School:
USC
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: