Photo of Terrance Williams
Grade
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  • 4.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.01 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 208LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/4" Hands

Overview

Entering the season, many questions how Williams and the rest of his Baylor teammates will have a difficult time overcoming the loss of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III and another first-round talent in receiver Kendall Wright, as well as three other draft picks from the offensive side of the ball (offensive linemen Philip Blake and Robert T. Griffin and running back Terrance Ganaway). Scouts already saw enough of his talents last season to make sure they returned to Waco, no matter how the team fared this season.



He earned honorable mention notice from Big 12 coaches as a junior by gaining nearly 1,000 yards (957) and scoring 11 times in his 59 receptions. It wasn’t Williams’ first year as a starter, however, as he lined up with the first team 10 times in 2010. In addition to his receiving numbers that year (43-484, 4 TD), Williams was also the team’s leading kickoff returner (21.4-yard average). It was the second straight year he led the team in that category, as he took over the reins for the final two months of his redshirt freshman season (768 yards, 24.1-yard average).



Even with the loss of Griffin and Wright, Williams flourished his senior year. Williams led the country in receiving yards (97-1,832-12, 18.9-yard average), earning first-team All-American honors and helping Baylor finish with a respectable 8-5 record.

Analysis

Strengths

Tall vertical and red zone target who can go up and get the ball. Eats up space quickly against soft coverage. Shakes his man off the line and has enough speed to get a step down the sideline. Is a sideline threat with quick feet for his size and body control in the air, making his stop, fade, and comeback routes more effective. Tracks the ball and adjusts to it in the air, and shows the ability to stop and turn for the back-shoulder fade. Adjusts his route to make himself available to his scrambling quarterback, going deep or crossing into an opening. Willing, strong, and physical blocker on bubble screens and in the run game, throwing his body into defenders and sticking with blocks. His blocking was a big key to Baylor’s perimeter run game.

Weaknesses

Pure outside receiver. Does not run a variety routes in Baylor’s offense. Routes are not always completed if he is not primary target. Inconsistent making his man miss after the catch, has some short-area quickness but better tacklers wraps up his long legs quickly. Tracks the ball well, but lets it get into his body and isn’t a natural hands catcher.

NFL Comparison

Torrey Smith

Bottom Line

Without Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III throwing him the ball in 2012, Williams used his size, quick feet, speed to be a playmaker for the Bears. He had 957 receiving yards, 11 TD as a junior in 2011, and led the entire country in receiving yards his senior year. It might take time for him to learn a full route tree in the NFL, but he’s a big, fast receiver with great body control who is also a willing and able blocker.
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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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