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Eddie Williams (TE)
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 239
College: Idaho
Conference: IA Independents
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
High School: Aragon
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Selected by: Washington Redskins
Round: 7
Pick (Overall): 12 (221)
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Pick Analysis: Williams is an H-back/fullback prospect who has struggled with injuries. As a result, he was not able to work out this spring. He may be a candidate to fill in for Mike Sellers at times with the Redskins offense.
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Overview

Williams looks like a fullback and plays like a wide receiver. His production (54 catches, 687 yards, six touchdowns) and leadership made him the team's 2008 Most Valuable Player. And his versatility put him on the NFL draft map. Whether it's at fullback or H-back, the versatility of the first-team All-WAC pick could make him a tough player to keep off someone's roster next September. Had an arm span of 31 3/4 inches and a hand span of 9 inches at the combine.


High School

Team captain ... team MVP in 2003 and 2004 ... first-team all-county, all-league and all-metro ... second-team all-state ... Peninsula Athletic League "A" Division Utility award as a senior ... Aragon lost only two league games during his three-year career ... also played basketball and competed on the track team ... track MVP.


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Analysis

Positives: Adequate upper and lower body build. Reliable hands, and can extend and snatch the ball outside his frame. Adjusts to low and high passes. Lines up outside, in the slot, on the line and as an H-back. Used on quick screens to get the ball in his hands. Always seems to find the hole in the zone to present a target. Sells the fake well, getting his head around quickly to find the ball. Lowers his pads to bowl over defensive backs and get extra yardage. Has some elusiveness and ability to break tackles in the open field. Fair release off the line, and uses his hands to free himself of jams. Good blocker downfield, getting his hands inside the jersey and sustaining with quick feet. Used on special teams coverage units and is able to wrap up or pound return men on the fly.


Negatives: Finding a position may be an issue. Below average height and strength to play tight end or H-back, but was not used as a lead blocker in Idaho's offense. Struggles to anchor or sustain blocks against defensive ends or bigger linebackers. Will cut block, albeit effectively, in pass protection instead of standing up to blitzers. Doesn't have the straight-line speed to threaten the seam or separate from NFL linebackers and safeties.


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