USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams was selected by the New York Jets with the sixth overall pick in the NFL draft.
Williams, 6 feet 5 and 302 pounds, became the first USC player to be selected in the first round since offensive tackle Matt Kalil and defensive end Nick Perry were chosen fourth and 28th, respectively, in 2012.
After the pick, NFL Network reporter Deion Sanders asked Williams if he ever thought he would make it from Daytona Beach, Fla., to New York City. “I’ve always had high expectations for myself,” Williams said.
Williams attended the draft with his mother and other family members.
“My family has always been there...