Jacquian Williams is up next as we near the conclusion of our player-by-player breakdown of the 90-man roster the New York Giants will bring to training camp in just a few short days.
2012 Season In Review
When healthy Williams shows all the attributes to be a solid weak-side linebacker in the NFL. He has the speed and agility to hold his own covering tight ends, and to chase down running plays. At more than 240 pounds now he has the size and strength to hold up at the line of scrimmage. Williams played 10 games for the Giants last season as he was limited by a PCL injury. He compiled 30 tackles, a sack, two passes defensed and an overall Pro Football Focus rating of -1.5 in 299 snaps.
Williams and Spencer Paysinger are the leading candidates to replace Michael Boley, who was cut during the offseason.Williams, coming back cautiously from his knee injury, has lost ground to Paysinger -- who ran with the first unit during mini-camp. Williams figures to get a fair share of opportunities, whether he starts or not, as part of a linebacking corps searching for the right combination of play-makers.