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Training Camp Profile: DE Leonard Williams

Dec 19, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92) before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 19, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams (92) before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Defensive end Leonard Williams heads into training camp as one of the key cornerstones on defense. His expectations with the New York Jets this upcoming season are high.

With preparing for training camp, defensive end Leonard Williams is out to prove how good he truly is this upcoming season. When the New York Jets got lucky and Williams was available for the taking in the 2015 NFL Draft, it was a sign of great things to come.

Williams has been a very reliable player that is willing to learn whatever it takes to succeed every day. Besides his skills on the gridiron, he’s slowly but surely developing his voice to be a leader on the team in the future.

Below is his training camp profile as he prepares for a rough season ahead. No matter what the final record of the Jets is at season’s end, expect to see Williams among the brighter spots on the team.

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2016 SEASON REVIEW

In his first two seasons, Williams has exceeded expectations and has grown as a player. Williams recorded 65 tackles, 10 quarterback sacks, and two forced fumbles.

These numbers will continue to rise which will make him more of an elite player than what he already is.

2017 SEASON OUTLOOK

Expectations are so high on Williams, he may see him have a breakout season this year which is exactly what the Jets need to not have another losing year.

Williams looks to build on last season’s Pro Bowl year. He learned a lot from getting playing time with Sheldon Richardson getting suspended. When he is a pass rusher, he is undoubtedly one of the best in the game.

Expect to see Williams in a bigger role this upcoming season since if he’s able to take off, it will help everyone else around him have a bigger impact. With a revamped secondary in 2017, the pressure Williams and company will bring opposing quarterbacks will help make their jobs a little easier.

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TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION

Williams is expected to do well in training camp and earn a starting defensive end position. He will look to continue to build his game up and become even more of a dominant player. He does not have to worry about his roster position because he’s a starting caliber kind of player as the Jets will put him in a position to thrive and rack up a plethora of sacks in 2017.

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