Former Alabama DL Quinnen Williams: ‘It’s not really important to me to go No. 1’

Quinnen Williams could, if he chooses, discuss the possibility of becoming the top overall pick of April’s NFL Draft with a perfectly straight face. But that isn’t what the University of Alabama defensive lineman chooses to do.

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February 15, 2019

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Quinnen Williams could, if he chooses, discuss the possibility of becoming the top overall pick of April’s NFL Draft with a perfectly straight face.

The University of Alabama defensive lineman is that good, that dominant and that versatile a player. His exceptional power and athleticism allows him to be a force outside and inside.

‘I’m just blessed to be in this draft class’

However, that isn’t the way Williams is choosing to speak. Let others project him as the top overall pick, if they want. For Williams, it is not an issue.

“It’s not really important to me to go No. 1,” Williams told Ross Tucker and Charlie Weis on The Opening Drive. “I just really want to go. I’m just blessed to be in this draft class with these guys and meeting these top athletes and stuff like that.

‘I just want to be the best player that I can be’

“I’m just really not thinking about going No. 1, No. 2. I just want to be the best player that I can be for that team that I’m on and just create my craft.”



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