2015 NFL Draft: 5 Defensive Players For New York Giants To Consider

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Nov 1, 2014; Pullman, WA, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive end

Leonard Williams

(94) pressures Washington State Cougars quarterback Luke Falk (4) in the third quarter at Martin Stadium. USC defeated Washington State 44-17. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

5. Leonard Williams DE: USC

Leonard Williams is a big bruiser upfront for the USC Trojans. He has the versatility and strength to play anywhere on the defensive line. He is a powerful bull rusher and is very reliant on his brute strength. He is quicker than he is fast and has a good first step off the ball.

One of his underrated qualities is the ability to recognize screen passes and to get his hands up for potential tips. Williams is a bit raw of a prospect but he is an incredible athlete. His game has some room to grow as he plays with a high pad level and he worries about breaking down too much when tackling (I’d rather see him play a bit more recklessly and just run through the ball carrier.) Overall he projects to become a star in the NFL