The Jaguars locked up their 2019 drafted players to contracts, as the team announced they’ve reached agreement with the second of their two third-round picks in linebacker Quincy Williams.
Williams was the surprise pick of the Jaguars draft, and frankly the surprise pick of Day Two of the NFL Draft according to a majority of NFL insiders, as the team used the 98th overall selection to take the Murray St. linebacker who previously had not received an invitation to the league’s two premier scouting events, the Senior Bowl and Combine.
Despite the lack of name recognition, (though his younger brother Quinnen was the 3rd overall pick in the draft), a deep dive into Williams’ film does show a guy whose play is eerily similar to that of Telvin Smith, who recently announced his decision to take off the 2019 season for personal reasons.
Williams will enter camp as a priority special teams player, with an outside shot at potentially filling in some of the playing time that Smith would have received, though that will be a tough hill for the rookie to climb in year one.
The Jaguars signed their other third-round pick, tight end Josh Oliver, to a contract on the eve of rookie mini-camp.