Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams runs a

first_imgAlabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, March 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Defensive tackle Quinnen Williams did not participate in drills or testing at Alabama’s pro day on Tuesday.Williams, who was limited in NFL Draft Combine due to a finger injury, will still interview with teams and go through board work, reports NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Williams already met with the New York Giants (sixth pick) last night and is expected to spend time with the San Francisco 49ers (second pick) later Tuesday. The first seven teams picking in the draft, including the Arizona Cardinals, who select first, are expected to host Williams on a visit, Rapoport added. Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retirescenter_img Comments   Share   Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling The potential No. 1 overall pick already participated in a handful of drills at the combine. He ran a 4.83-second 40-yard dash, leapt 30.5 inches in the vertical jump and recorded a broad jump of 112 inches.Williams, who left Alabama after a redshirt junior season, measured 6-foot-3 and 303 pounds with 33 1/4-inch arms and 9 5/8-inch hands.Related LinksCardinals sign DB Josh Shaw to 1-year contractFormer Broncos OG Max Garcia signs with CardinalsNick Bosa: Cardinals would be making ‘big mistake’ passing on meA more agile defensive tackle who lacks elite size or length, Williams was lauded for his excellent use of hands, quickness and technique. He used his smarts and leverage, along with his instincts, to win matchups.Heading into the 2018 season, Williams was not viewed as a top prospect. But despite the 2019 NFL Draft class looking strong at the tackle position, he has worked his way into consideration for the top draft pick, where the Arizona Cardinals hold the top spot and in terms of need could use him in Vance Joseph’s 3-4 defense.Williams switched from defensive end to tackle heading into his final college season, and that’s where his production took a leap. After recording just 20 tackles in 2017, he finished this past season with 71 tackles and 8.0 sacks.As for the Cardinals, Williams could remain an option if they retain the top pick. Veteran tackle Corey Peters returns, but there are few proven bodies beyond that. Robert Nkemdiche, who flashed last year, underwent knee surgery to repair a torn ACL in December, which puts his ability to return by the season opener in question. Arizona also has Cameron Malveaux, a smaller lineman who is versatile, along with the bigger-bodied Vincent Valentine and Pasoni Tasini returning next year.Defensive end Nick Bosa and quarterback Kyler Murray are the other most likely No. 1 picks for Arizona as it evaluates its options.last_img read more

UK channel BBC Three will begin premiering all of

first_imgUK channel BBC Three will begin premiering all of its scripted comedies on the on-demand iPlayer service as of August.The initiative will launch with the second season of Jack Whitehall-fronted Bad Education, which will be available free online a week before its TV debut.The BBC has been experimenting with a number of intiatives around the launch of its scripted comedy content in the past year, including the launch of an online pilots project, Comedy Feeds, earlier this month.A separate trial announced in February will see 40 hours of programming, including, upcoming Peter Kay sitcom Car Share, will premiere on iPlayer.“BBC Three audiences are digitally savvy, and view our programmes in a number of different ways online and on the go. We’ve already been experimenting with online content, starting with the hugely popular Comedy Feeds, now in their second season and with a third in the pipeline,” said BBC Three controller Zai Bennett.“Premiering our scripted comedies on BBC iPlayer is an obvious and exciting step forward for BBC Three, and yet another innovative way to give our viewers more choice in the ways they can enjoy our programmes.”BBC head of TV content online and IPTV Victoria Jaye added 42% of daily iPlayers users came the service each day without a particular show in mind and were therefore “happy to try new and different things”.last_img read more