Williams, Polite eager to be big building blocks for Jets’ D

Sports 05/10/19, 17:40

Quinnen Williams stepped through the doors of the New York Jets' training facility for the first time and couldn't help but get a bit starstruck. The No. 3 overall draft pick looked around and saw his new NFL teammates — guys he once knew only from watching TV and playing video ...

Jets draft Alabama DT Quinnen Williams with No. 3 pick

Football 04/25/19, 20:05

The New York Jets got a big building block for their new-look defense with their first pick in the NFL draft.Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was selected No. 3 overall Thursday night, giving coach Adam Gase and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams a playmaking pass rusher and run stopper who'll be ...

SEC teams look to find defensive stoppers after draft exodus

Sports 04/22/19, 09:47

This week's NFL draft showcases some of the Southeastern Conference's top defensive players from a year ago.It also is a window into the SEC's challenges this year.Last year's Associated Press All-America team featured six defensive linemen or linebackers from the SEC: Alabama's Quinnen Williams, Kentucky's Josh Allen, LSU's Devin White, ...

Josh Jacobs, other Alabama players participate in pro day

Sports 03/19/19, 16:46

There was no shortage of NFL executives on hand to watch several Crimson Tide players workout during Alabama's pro day ahead of next month's NFL draft.Patriots coach Bill Belichick was on hand wearing an Alabama pullover as six Alabama players participated in some sort of drills on Tuesday, including projected ...

Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson joins NFL draft exodus

Football 01/14/19, 11:03

Alabama middle linebacker Mack Wilson is entering the NFL draft.Wilson becomes the seventh Crimson Tide player and fourth defender to declare for the draft since losing to Clemson in the national title game.The junior announced his intentions on Twitter Sunday evening.Wilson made 71 tackles with five for a loss and ...

Alabama DB Saivion Smith declares for NFL draft

Football 01/12/19, 16:55

Alabama cornerback Saivion Smith is entering the NFL draft.Smith announced his decision Saturday on Twitter, becoming the fifth Crimson Tide underclassmen to turn pro this week.The junior college transfer played in all 15 games during his lone season at Alabama, starting 12. He had 60 tackles, three interceptions and eight ...

4 Alabama players announce they are declaring for NFL draft

Football 01/11/19, 11:40

Four Alabama players are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft, including All-America left tackle Jonah Williams and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman Quinnen Williams.Those projected first-rounders announced their intentions on Friday, along with versatile tailback Josh Jacobs and tight end Irv Smith Jr.Jonah Williams and Quinnen Williams were ...

Alabama’s Quinnen Williams a dominant force on D-line

Football 10/25/18, 15:02

The guys who have to block Quinnen Williams in practice aren't the least bit surprised by his success on Alabama's defensive line.Williams has emerged as a dominant force for the top-ranked Crimson Tide at nose guard, doing in games all season what he had often done in practice."I think we're ...

Tagovailoa one of 5 Alabama midseason All-Americans

Football 10/16/18, 12:15

Tua Tagovailoa and four of his Alabama teammates highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team.Tagovailoa, the prolific quarterback of the top-ranked Crimson Tide, has 21 touchdown passes and no interceptions without having to attempt a pass in the fourth quarter because Alabama has been so thoroughly dominant. The Tide is ...

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