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Aaron Williams (DB)
  • Height:
    6'0"
  • Weight:
    204 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Texas
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Buffalo Bills
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 2 (34)

Pick Analysis: Chan Gailey proves his commitment to rebuilding his defense by taking one of the most aggressive cornerbacks in the draft. Williams has the size and strength that defensive coordinators covet on the outside but is also smart and tenacious enough to potential move to safety in their scheme. Regardless of where he lines up, he adds another talented defender to their young secondary.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.56 sec
  • Bench Press18.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump37.5 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill6.72 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.07 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.35 sec
Buzz

Overview

Williams is a confident corner that should be able to contribute immediately as a nickel back. He lacks the hip fluidity to play on an island at the next level, but he has experience lining up over the slot and maintains proper position to take away the easy crossing routes. When the ball is in the air, he has a great closing burst and the superb hands to make plays even on errant throws. He is aggressive in run support, but lacks the fundamentals to make tackles in the open field. Williams is good football player and should be an early second day pick.


Strengths

Williams is a long corner with great closing speed. Well-prepared player that is always in sound position and quickly recognizes routes. Possesses excellent ball skills and has the hands to pluck the ball away from bigger receivers. Has quick feet to mirror slot receivers in man coverage. Willing tackler that consistently wraps.

Weaknesses

Over aggressive at times making him vulnerable to play action and double moves. A bit stiff in the hips and will lose speed in transition in man coverage. Does not show a strong press at the line. Can take poor angles in run support and struggles breaking down ball carriers in the open field.

Grade

7.6

 

Video Playlist

  1. Bills take Aaron Williams No. 34

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 06:29 p.m.

    Former Bills WR Andre Reed announces Texas CB Aaron Williams as Buffalo's selection with the 34th overall pick.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - CB Aaron Williams, Texas

    Published: April 7, 2011 at 03:02 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Texas cornerback Aaron Williams.

  3. 2011 combine workout: Aaron Williams

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 08:20 p.m.

    Watch Texas DB Aaron Williams work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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