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Harris: Leonard Williams pick surprised Jets players

Jets linebacker David Harris wasn't expecting Gang Green to use the sixth overall pick in the draft on defensive end Leonard Williams.

"I think that caught a lot of people by surprise, but I love the pick," Harris told reporters this week, per "He was one of the best players in college football last year, and you can never have enough good players, no matter what the position. He adds another piece to that D-line, which was already awesome. He'll be making my job a lot easier.

Still getting used to life with new coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan, Harris acknowledged "the players have no idea what the coaches and general manager are thinking (during the draft)," adding: "We watch it just like everybody else."

Harris might have been caught off guard, but Maccagnan pulled off a coup landing Williams. Nobody expected the big-bodied terror to be on the board when New York hit the clock.

While the team already has Muhammad Wilkerson, Sheldon Richardson and Damon "Snacks" Harrison along the line, the Jets would have been insane to pass up the best player available. Besides, landing the USC product ensures New York against a potential free-agent departure by Wilkerson next offseason.

Bowles has been given everything Rex Ryan wasn't one year ago: Darrelle Revis as the anchor of a nasty secondary and another difference-making war daddy up front. It's one reason we see the Jets as a team ready to make a jump in the win column come September.

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