Photo of Steve Williams
Drafted By: Chargers

Combine Results

59.0 ?
  • 4.42 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 40.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 128.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.89 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.10 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"He exploded on the scene a little bit. This kid has the size and the skill set to play inside at nickel. He can also help in the return game because of his speed." -- Mike Mayock

  • 5'9" Height
  • 30 1/2" Arm Length
  • 181LBS. Weight
  • 8 1/8" Hands


A consensus four star recruit, Williams was a SuperPrep and Prepstar All-American as a 2008 senior. In both his junior and senior years, Williams was first-team all-district and second-team all-state. Williams redshirted in his first year at California, after being named the nation's No. 37 freshman defensive back prior to the season by Phil Steele.

In 2010, he played in all 12 games, and made three starts. Williams recorded 26 tackles (one for loss), one interception, four passes defended, and one forced fumble. The following season, Williams started all 13 games at corner and posted 44 tackles (one for loss), two interceptions, and 11 passes defended. In 2012, Williams started all 12 games for Cal. Williams was named Cal's Bear Backers MVP on the defense side of the ball and also the team's Most Valuable Back defensively. He also earned All-Pac 12 honorable mention recognition from the league's coaches. He amassed 80 tackles (seven for loss), three interceptions, 10 pass deflections, and one forced fumble.

Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.