Quinnen Williams Trade Value Plummets
By Zach Brunner
As the NFL trade deadline approaches, teams that are clearly not in contention will likely trade away some players in exchange for draft capital. To put it lightly, the 0-6 New York Jets are one of these teams. While they may not have many players that garner interest, second-year pro Quinnen Williams is certainly a trade asset for them.
However, it appears that Williams' trade value has plummeted.
Connor Hughes, a Jets reporter for The Athletic, has reported that the Jets "probably" could not return a second-round draft pick for defensive lineman Williams. This is concerning, as the Jets took Williams third overall just a season ago.
Williams has been overall solid this season for the Jets. He is the fifth-best graded defender on the team, per Pro Football Focus, and is the second-highest graded in run defense on the Jets. The big man has totaled 16 defensive stops, two sacks and five hurries on the season.
While Williams may not be living up to his third overall potential, he is not a complete bust. It is both concerning and puzzling that he wouldn't be able to return a second-round pick, though teams understand the Jets are desperate and trying to do a complete turnover under this new regime.
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