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With rumors swirling of a possible deal involving defensive end Leonard Williams and head coach Adam Gase acknowledging it as a possibility, fans will be keeping tabs to see if Williams is dealt and where he lands.  Here, we take a look at a few spots that would make the  most sense.

Indianapolis Colts: 

The Colts top our list for a few reasons.  First off, they have plenty of cap space.  According to overthecap.com, the Colts are sitting on just over $43 million.  They’re also playoff contenders whose front seven just took a big hit when they placed edge rusher Kemoko Turay on injured reserve.  Adding Williams would upgrade their defensive line and help ease the blow of lowing Turay.  Williams doesn’t get to the quarterback nearly enough, but his 88 QB pressures place him among the top defenders in the league since being drafted.

Kansas City Chiefs:

The Chiefs boast arguably the best quarterback in the NFL in Patrick Mahomes, but have still managed to lose each of their last two contests as their defense can’t get off the field.  Andy Reid isn’t getting any younger so the Chiefs should be looking to improve the defense, which is something Williams would do.

Detroit Lions:

The Lions are sitting at 2-2-1 in year two of the Matt Patricia era and would easily be 3-1-1 if not for some blown calls by the officials in their week five contest.  If they feel like they can contend for a playoff spot, the Lions would like to improve a run defense that’s currently ranked 27th in the NFL.  Williams would bolster Detroit’s run defense and give them a defender who can play in multiple spots in Patricia’s system.  Their $17 million in cap space also assures they can afford the move.

What the Jets will get as compensation remains to be seen, but remember, the team did once get a 2nd round pick and a starting player (Jermaine Kearse) in exchange for an under-performing Sheldon Richardson who came with plenty of off-field baggage.  Perhaps a premium pick along with a mid/late rounder isn’t out of the question.

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Does Leo want to leave?  Maybe under a new feel with Darnold he might come around?  Who knows but this is simply a SMH situation, another 1st rounder not working out.

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88 QB pressures place him among the top defenders in the league since being drafted.

Then I want a 1st for this stud!

 

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1 hour ago, southparkcpa said:

Does Leo want to leave?  Maybe under a new feel with Darnold he might come around?  Who knows but this is simply a SMH situation, another 1st rounder not working out.

Does it matter? It isn't a Ramsey situation where he is demanding to leave - it's a Williams situation where the team would be better off with a fair market price and investing those resources in a manner which generates more of an impact. Can LW play guard? I mean it in both a serious and joking manner.

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Wouldn't Tampa potentially also be a good destination given Todd Bowles is there and loved Leo?

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Well if its the Lions the Jets need to take a long look at Tyrell Crosby. Good OL prospect with the chance to stick at multiple positions on the OL. I'm not saying one for one but a pick and Crosby would be a good haul.

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11 hours ago, jetstream23 said:

Then I want a 1st for this stud!

 

Almost Leo.

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KC? ahhh no.

OAK is another with draft capital and a need. 

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Any trade for Leo would have to come from a playoff contender with a need.   Who will want to trade assets  for him knowing that he will want a big contract worth more than his actual play?  

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Oakland is the most likely as of right now.   Mayock loves Leo, they have a need, and draft capital to make a deal.

 

He also is a great fit for what they're looking for there and they have a good deal of projected cap room to extend him.

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