When Quincy Williams had his named called, everyone seemed shocked. They acted surprised as if the Jaguars made a mistake. What they didn’t know is Quincy Williams stock was FLYING HIGH UP Draft boards. No, it was not because who his brother was, it was because the kid hits like a truck.
Williams (5-feet-11, 225) – the older brother of former Alabama defensive tackle and 2019 No. 3 overall selection Quinnen Williams of the New York Jets – played in 43 games during his collegiate career with 231 tackles (142 solos), 18 tackles for loss, nine passes defended, three interceptions and three forced fumbles.
What people do not know is Quincy had to play a huge role after his mother passed away. Quincy became the big brother to several siblings including the third pick in the NFL Draft Quinnen. Quincy was not heavily recruited out of Birmingham, Alabama. Shoot not many even wanted him, but Murray State loved him.
Quincy never let his size or his recruiting slow him down. Instead, he took his opportunity with Murray State by the horns and became a leader on and off the field. He was not given a combine invite, but he shined at his pro day. He also was lucky enough to receive an All-Star Game invite to play in the NFLPA game in California. That is how the Jaguars learned about him.
″He was at the NFLPA game and the All-Star game that we scouted that next week there and had a tremendous workout,″ Jaguars GM David Caldwell said. ″He runs a 4.51, 39.5 inch vertical, 10′4″ broad jump, a tremendous athlete with speed and explosion. It’s kind of what our defense is built on.“He has a 39.5 inch vertical, 10′4″ broad jump, a tremendous athlete with speed and explosion. It’s kind of what our defense is built on.”
Quincy Williams has been slept on his entire career. Everyone slept on him coming out of college except Murray State. Everyone slept on his even the night of his draft.
“You’ve stumped the truck,” the network’s host, Rich Eisen, reportedly said on the broadcast. “We don’t have a video.”
The reaction from everyone else was similar. One NFL Network analyst reportedly said he wasn’t among the 400 players he had scouted. Williams was not among the list of 730 players on various big boards compiled by The Athletic’s Arif Hasan.
Well, folks, we interviewed him and knew about him for a while. The kid is a stud, so I wanted to share this highlight video so you can see what you are getting J-Ville fans.
For a player so highly overlooked, Quincy Williams became the second highest Murray State player ever drafted. That is a pretty cool story! Congrats Q!