Forget Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields … Jets star Quinnen Williams tells TMZ Sports his squad should PASS on a QB in April’s NFL draft — and take Devonta Smith instead!!!
“I’m wishin’!” Williams says. “I’m saying it right now, I’m wishin’!”
Of course, NY will likely have the option to take the star ‘Bama wideout at #2 overall in just a few months … though most pundits believe the team should take a QB and move on from Sam Darnold with the pick.
But, when we spoke with Williams after his former Alabama team won the National Championship last week, he told us he’d prefer to keep Sam and select this year’s Heisman Trophy winner instead.
“Devonta Smith got that ‘Bama in him,” Williams says. “We need someone with that. Man, he’s amazing.”
The selection would be fairly historic … wideouts almost NEVER go in the top two picks — in fact, only two have been selected in the top two since 2000 (Calvin Johnson in 2007 and Charles Rogers in 2002).
According to Williams, though, this is the perfect time to make it happen again.
“Any team that gets him — not even the Jets — any team that gets him they’ll be getting a dominant player,” Williams says. “And, you can see that now.”
We’re pretty sure Williams ain’t wrong here — Smith was incredible for Alabama this season, catching 117 passes for 1,856 receiving yards and 23 receiving touchdowns.
“If we get him,” Williams says, “he’s going to be a dynamic attribute for Sam.”