Photo of Brandon Williams
Grade
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  • 5.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 252LBS. Weight

Overview

Big 12 opponents fully appreciated the impact Williams had on the Red Raiders' in 2008, even if others paid more attention to the high-flying offense. After all, Williams led the conference with 13 sacks, earning first-team All-Big 12 accolades as a junior, and leaves Tech ranked fourth in school history with 22.5 career sacks. Williams is strictly a speed rusher, as he lacks the bulk and strength to provide much in the running game. Teams are always looking for pass rushers and this fact could make Williams a top-100 selection come April, but another year at Texas Tech to get stronger would have been beneficial.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Lanky, athletic frame with room for at least an additional 15-20 pounds of added mass. ... Good initial quickness off the snap. ... Can pressure the edge immediately with his burst and has the balance and flexibility to get under the tackle and close. ... Has a late short burst to close. ... Good straight-line speed. Negatives: Essentially a one-trick pony at this time because he lacks the bulk and strength required to be dependable against the run in the NFL from the traditional defensive end position. ... Lacks the balance and flexible hips to change direction fluidly and project as a linebacker. ... Relies on his long arms and speed to trip up ballcarriers too often. ... Is not a strong tackler and opponents break his arm tackles.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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