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Jets Pick Leonard Williams With 6th Selection

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A lot of teams pay lip service to the term, "best player available." Mike Maccagnan's first pick shows that he means it. USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams unexpectedly fell to the sixth overall pick. There were likely many opportunities to trade down. Instead, the Jets stuck with the sixth pick and took Williams, a player many believe is the most talented player in the Draft.

It isn't entirely clear how the pieces are going to fit. The Jets have now invested four first round picks in the last five years in interior defensive linemen. Quinton Coples had to be displaced as a result. At the end of the day, though, the Jets just added a tremendous talent. It might mean somebody is on the way out. It might mean a defensive line of four first round picks, Coples, Wilkerson, Richardson, and Williams all able to slide to both defensive end and defensive tackle.

There's plenty to digest here, but I don't see how anybody can be upset about this pick. The Jets just added a tremendous talent. It didn't fit a need, but the value at 6 was immense.