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Williams, Polite eager to be big building blocks for Jets' D

May. 10, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Quinnen Williams stepped through the doors of the New York Jets' training facility for the first time and couldn't help but get a bit starstruck. The No. 3 overall draft pick looked around and saw his new NFL teammates — guys he once knew only from watching TV and playing...

Jets bolster defense early, but still have key questions

Apr. 27, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike Maccagnan resisted the urge to trade down or make his first pick based solely on need to kick off the New York Jets' draft weekend. He ended up with perhaps the best overall talent in this year's class, taking Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams at No. 3 on Thursday...

Jets draft Alabama DT Quinnen Williams with No. 3 pick

Apr. 25, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets got a big building block for their new-look defense with their first pick in the NFL draft. Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was selected No. 3 overall Thursday night, giving coach Adam Gase and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams a playmaking pass...

Jets Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

3. NEW YORK JETS (4-12) LAST SEASON: Jets might have found franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold, who had up-and-down rookie season but showed promising flashes while establishing rapport with wide receivers Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa. It wasn't enough to save coach Todd Bowles, fired after four seasons...