New York Jets: Players to watch at the upcoming NFL Combine

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Quinnen  Williams #92 of the Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Quinnen  Williams #92 of the Alabama Crimson Tide (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Sunday: Quinnen  Williams, DT

The eternal quest for a pass rush rolls on. It really does seem like an eternity, doesn’t it? At this point it is hard to remember what it was like to see the Jets get to the quarterback consistently.

There has been a lot of talk about edge rushers, like Nick Bosa, Josh Allen, Clelin Ferrell and others. At number three, there will certainly be at least one available that the Jets like.

But, what about internal pressure? Think back to the times the Jets have beaten the Patriots. Where have they achieved success? They have gotten pressure up the middle.

If you think about it, it’s the faster way to the quarterback. It is the shortest distance between two places. Getting from the interior line to the quarterback takes fewer steps than getting there from the edge.

The far and away best prospect in this area is Quinnen Williams. No, he has only been playing in college for two years but he has been quite productive. Last year Williams posted 71 total tackles, eight sacks and 19.5 TFLs.

Now, I know the Jets have done a lot regarding internal defensive line in the past and stayed away from the edge. But if this guy slips to number three they might be compelled to pull the trigger.

Though many fans have no interest in an internal linemen, two of the smartest Jets fans out there believe in him. Scott Mason and Joe Blewett from Turn on the Jets are all in on this guy.

Many of you likely follow one or both of them. If they believe in this guy, I want to know if something is there. Let’s see if this guy tests out as a top linemen like they believe he will.