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Grade
4.7 ?
  • 4.63 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 10 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.70 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.23 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 189LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Two-time first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection (2012-13). Led team in receiving yards in each of last three seasons. Brother, Brandon Williams, was a third-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in 2006. 2013: Played in 10 games and made nine starts. 2012: Played in all 11 games and made 10 starts. Had a school-record six 100-yard games. 2011: Played in all 11 games with eight starts. Led the team with 584 receiving yards. 2010: Played in all 11 games.

Analysis

Strengths

Loose lower body. Good balance and short-area quickness. Slippery after the catch -- can elude the first tackler and dart to daylight. Shows confidence and a knack for finding creases as a returner -- four scores the last two seasons. Productive three-year starter. Smart and competitive. Two-time team captain with terrific intangibles -- cares about the game and works at his craft.

Weaknesses

Has a thin build and short arms. Needs to get stronger -- ill-equipped to combat press coverage. Not an explosive, quick-twitch athlete. Average hands and foot speed. Route running needs refinement. Underpowered blocker.

Bottom Line

Lean, short-armed, smoother-than-sudden receiver/return man who will need the benefit of a free slot release given his pedestrian speed and strength. Intangibles and return skills will have to carry him, as he lacks distinguishable athletic traits.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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