Photo of Worrell Williams
Grade
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  • 4.90 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 240LBS. Weight

Overview

A versatile athlete who has seen action in the middle linebacker and at weak-side linebacker in the 4-3 alignment, as well as inside linebacker in the 3-4, Williams has the production (246 career tackles) and versatility to warrant consideration in the middle rounds. Like his older brother, Denver Broncos' standout D.J. Williams, Worrell has many of the physical characteristics scouts are looking for but his marginal instincts for the position make him a lesser player than athlete. Despite starting the past three years and showing a propensity for flashy plays, Williams has only once earned all-conference accolades by Pac-10 coaches -- honorable mention as a senior.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Stout, powerful frame. ... Legitimate NFL athlete. ... Good straight-line speed. ... Good initial quickness and smooth acceleration. ... At least adequate agility in space to be effective in coverage. ... Good upper-body strength, flashing explosiveness in disengaging from blocks and as a hitter. ... Can separate the ball from the ballcarrier due to his explosive hitting. ... Good balance and can break down to make the open-field tackle. ... Times blitzes and stunts well to get to the quarterback. ... Versatile defender with starting experience at middle and weak-side linebacker. ... Good bloodlines. Brother, D.J. Williams, is a linebacker with the Denver Broncos. Negatives: Shorter than scouts would prefer. ... Bit of a "tweener." ... Lacks the instincts teams want inside. ... Overaggressive. ... Bites on play-action and too often is out of position. ... Lacks the speed and agility for coverage preferred to move outside. ... Inconsistent. Can make the eye-popping hit, but then disappear for the rest of the game.
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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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