FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Leonard Williams acknowledges that he was a bit nervous when he first got to the New York Jets, knowing he’d have to learn a new playbook, new defensive system and new teammates.
The sixth overall draft pick is over those jitters, saying Thursday he’s “ready to roll.” Williams, a star defensive lineman from USC, is expected to be a major contributor with the Jets as a rookie.
Coach Todd Bowles has liked what he has seen from Williams, saying he “held his own” during practices in minicamp and wasn’t “a fish out of water” when it comes to knowing his assignments.
The versatile Williams worked at a variety of spots along the Jets’ defensive line during the three days of minicamp, something he says he enjoyed doing while in college.
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