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Drafted By: Cowboys
  • Round 3
  • Pick 12
  • Overall 74

Combine Results

Grade
83.6 ?
  • 4.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 119.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.01 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.50 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"I like the pick. He's got great size and production. The only concern is build-up speed. I need to see burst speed, but there's something to build here. I like the option he provides for quarterback Tony Romo." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'2" Height
  • 31 1/4" Arm Length
  • 208LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/4" Hands

Overview

Entering the season, many questions how Williams and the rest of his Baylor teammates will have a difficult time overcoming the loss of Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Robert Griffin III and another first-round talent in receiver Kendall Wright, as well as three other draft picks from the offensive side of the ball (offensive linemen Philip Blake and Robert T. Griffin and running back Terrance Ganaway). Scouts already saw enough of his talents last season to make sure they returned to Waco, no matter how the team fared this season.


He earned honorable mention notice from Big 12 coaches as a junior by gaining nearly 1,000 yards (957) and scoring 11 times in his 59 receptions. It wasn’t Williams’ first year as a starter, however, as he lined up with the first team 10 times in 2010. In addition to his receiving numbers that year (43-484, 4 TD), Williams was also the team’s leading kickoff returner (21.4-yard average). It was the second straight year he led the team in that category, as he took over the reins for the final two months of his redshirt freshman season (768 yards, 24.1-yard average).


Even with the loss of Griffin and Wright, Williams flourished his senior year. Williams led the country in receiving yards (97-1,832-12, 18.9-yard average), earning first-team All-American honors and helping Baylor finish with a respectable 8-5 record.

Analysis

Strengths

Tall vertical and red zone target who can go up and get the ball. Eats up space quickly against soft coverage. Shakes his man off the line and has enough speed to get a step down the sideline. Is a sideline threat with quick feet for his size and body control in the air, making his stop, fade, and comeback routes more effective. Tracks the ball and adjusts to it in the air, and shows the ability to stop and turn for the back-shoulder fade. Adjusts his route to make himself available to his scrambling quarterback, going deep or crossing into an opening. Willing, strong, and physical blocker on bubble screens and in the run game, throwing his body into defenders and sticking with blocks. His blocking was a big key to Baylor’s perimeter run game.

Weaknesses

Pure outside receiver. Does not run a variety routes in Baylor’s offense. Routes are not always completed if he is not primary target. Inconsistent making his man miss after the catch, has some short-area quickness but better tacklers wraps up his long legs quickly. Tracks the ball well, but lets it get into his body and isn’t a natural hands catcher.

NFL Comparison

Torrey Smith

Bottom Line

Without Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III throwing him the ball in 2012, Williams used his size, quick feet, speed to be a playmaker for the Bears. He had 957 receiving yards, 11 TD as a junior in 2011, and led the entire country in receiving yards his senior year. It might take time for him to learn a full route tree in the NFL, but he’s a big, fast receiver with great body control who is also a willing and able blocker.
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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.

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