S. McLendon to Quinnen- ‘Don’t not do anything’ Dan Leberfeld

This is Part III of Steve McLendon’s Zoom press conference with reporters:

Rich Cimini – ESPN: You guys drafted Mekhi Becton in the first round. He is 6-7, like 360-something. Do you know anything about him? Have you ever gone against a player that big before at tackle?

Steve McLendon – Jets defensive tackle: Max Starks. He was one of my teammates in Pittsburgh. He was probably the largest human being I ever met in my life. He was like 7-foot, 380 and it looked like he had abs. Very smart, intelligent guy. Played for a long time. I have a great deal of respect for Max Starks. Super Bowl champ.

Dan Leberfeld – Jets Confidential: Who are some of the guys you are going to work out with in Georgia? Some of your older teammates? Some of your newer teammates? Who are some of those guys?

McLendon: I don’t like to name names, but I’m trying to get all the numbers of the guys here. I’m trying to figure that out right now. But I do have one in particular, and that is Jordan Jenkins. He lives in Georgia. I have been in contract.

Leberfeld: What about Quinnen Williams? The first full (NFL) off-season would have been this one for him. Obviously an important one to get bigger and stronger and improve. How tough is this on Quinnen Williams to not have an off-season program in Florham Park entering his second year?

McLendon: It’s a tough situation, but me and Quinnen have been communicating. I told him, “Listen man, whenever you get the opportunity,” because I think he’s still in New York and I understand how things are in New York. I was like, “Man, once you get that opportunity and you will get a chance – just don’t not do anything.” I just told him a few things. I don’t want to tell you what we talk about. I told him a few things he can continue to do to get better. He will have that opportunity, hopefully soon.

I just want everybody to be safe, that is the biggest thing being safe. I’m continue to import as much knowledge as possible. And I’m going to help him become bigger and stronger.


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