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3 NY Jets playing at a Pro Bowl level through four weeks

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1. Quinnen Williams, DT, NY Jets

Quinnen Williams has been the best player on the Jets' roster through four weeks. Reed and Gardner have helped solidify a position that has long been a weak spot for Gang Green, but what Williams is doing can't be overlooked.

The former third overall pick looks to be in the midst of his first true breakout season as Williams ranks top-five at his position in a host of stats ranging from sacks to pass-rush productivity.

Williams' three sacks rank third among all interior defensive linemen, behind just Grady Jarrett and Fletcher Cox. His 87.5 Pro Football Focus pass-rush grade ranks third behind only Dexter Lawrence and Aaron Donald.

Meanwhile, Williams' pass-rush productivity (a formula used to determine just how effective a player has been as a pass rusher) of 7.9 ranks second among interior defensive linemen behind just Kenny Clark.

Williams is generating pressure and, more importantly, he's translating those pressures into sacks. One can only imagine just how dominant he would be if the Jets had a better pass-rush presence on the edge or if he was allowed to play more than 60-65 percent of snaps per game.

Williams was once again limited to just 61 percent of the Jets' defensive snaps in Week 4, his second-lowest percentage of the season. It might be time for the Jets to start playing their best player more.

Among interior defensive linemen with at least 11 pressures, no player has fewer snaps played than Williams. Williams' 93 pass-rush snaps rank 38th in the NFL despite the former Alabama star ranking top-five in most pass-rush statistics.

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Quinnen Williams is the best player on the Jets' roster right now, and he could be even better if the Jets allowed him to be.

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