Leonard Williams

Fatukasi Could Make Impact On Jets' D-Line

Nathan Shepherd jumped off the defensive line, got into the New York Jets ' backfield and saw Sam Darnold standing just a few feet away.

Then, the third-round draft pick put on the brakes.

"Oh, I stayed away from him," a smiling Shepherd said of Darnold on Saturday during rookie minicamp. "No sir. You see the red [jersey], and you turn the other way."

Quarterbacks are off-limits to contact in NFL practices, so would-be sack-happy defenders such as Shepherd need to tread lightly — especially when the No. 3 overall pick and future of the franchise is in the pocket.

But games are another story, of course, and the Jets will be...