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Photo of D.J. Williams
D.J. Williams (TE)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    245 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Arkansas
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Green Bay Packers
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 10 (141)

Pick Analysis: Williams is an interesting hybrid prospect to add to the passing game. He is a combination fullback/H-back with the athleticism and skills to be a matchup nightmare on the edge.
Combine Stats
  • Bench Press20.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump33.5 inch
  • Broad Jump111.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.29 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.51 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle12.2 sec
Buzz

Overview

Williams is a highly-productive, hard-working tight end prospect with outstanding character who was one of the key components of Arkansas' dangerous passing attack over the last few seasons. Doesn't possess adequate NFL tight end height but should be able to fit in nicely as an H-Back. Will make a lot of plays finding open spaces against zone coverage but can be neutralized by athletic safeties or linebackers in man coverage. Is a gritty player willing to make tough catches in traffic. Works really hard and is effective in the running game. Williams should expect to be a mid-round selection.


Strengths

Williams was very productive against great competition in the SEC. A smooth, intelligent route-runner, who excels against zone coverage. Has really good hands and consistently catches the ball away from his body. Possesses the toughness and bulk to go over the middle and be productive as a run blocker.

Weaknesses

Does not have the height you look for at the tight end position. Lack of height also limits his red area and jump ball ability. Doesn't explode off the line or possess the deep speed to challenge a defense vertically. Could struggle against tight man-to-man coverage at the next level.

Grade

5.5

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 Draft Profile - TE D.J. Williams, Arkansas

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 01:18 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect Arkansas tight end D.J. Williams.

  2. 2011 combine workout: D.J. Williams

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 06:00 p.m.

    Watch Arkansas TE D.J. Williams work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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