DL – Leonard Williams: STUD
Leonard Williams continued to be among the Giants’ most dominant defensive players on Sunday, likely adding to his price tag this offseason with his performance against Wilson and the Seahawks.
Williams was unblockable for much of the game, both rushing the passer as well as against the run, while producing a season-high 2.5 sacks and upping his 2020 total to a career-high 8.5. With four games remaining, Williams has a legitimate chance to finish as the Giants’ leading-sacker this season and produce double-digit sacks for the first time in his career.
Here’s what one prominent NFL agent told GMenHQ last week about Williams’ impending free agency:
"“Williams and his camp will certainly want to reset the defensive end market, but in reality wants top-three defensive end money and best case is that he gets top-five money at the position. If he negotiates as a defensive end, and continues to produce at this level, he’ll push for and probably command a four-year deal in the $20-$25 million annual range.”"
If Williams’ final four games come close to matching his disruptiveness and productivity against the Seahawks, the Giants would be foolish not to commit that kind of money to the former first-round pick long-term.