Originally posted by reasonable1:
I agree with you. However, the point is that the same reasons people are champions for Williams are the EXACT same reasons they discount Jenkins. Which is what I do not understand.
Jenkins clogs the middle, takes on mulitple players, stops the run, frees up others...BUT the caveat to Jenkins is that he is also a very good pass rusher up the middle when called to do so...something that Williams just does not offer.
You want to know why?
A-Williams has a higher ceiling, has been playing football for a much shorter amount of time, has more room to develop.
B-Williams plays with a much higher and more consistent motor. He's always attacking, always fighting, Jenkins has had a tendency to come out with intensity in the first half of games and fall off the map in the 2nd.
C-Williams is actually the stronger player physically, Jenkins has about 20 pounds on him but Williams has insane upper body strength, he has the ability to consistently push the pocket and hold up against double teams.
Athletically, Jesse Williams is the better prospect, in terms of developing, he's also the better prospect. People are incredibly fascinated with Margus Hunt but not many seem to note that Williams is quite an athletic freak as well. His motor never seems to die, this guy keeps fighting and fighting, there aren't questions about his conditioning or effort level like you see with Jenkins.