Photo of Xavier Williams
5.12 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 309LBS. Weight


2014: Played in 14 games, recording eight sacks. 2013: Played in all 12 games and started 11 at defensive tackle. 2012: Played and started in all 11 games on the defensive line. 2011: Saw action in five games primarily as a reserve on the defensive line. 2010: Redshirted.

Pro Day Results

40-yard dash: 5.31 and 5.33 seconds
Vertical jump: 25 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 8 feet, 7 inches
Short shuttle: 5.01 seconds
3-cone: 8.03 seconds
Bench: 30 reps of 225 pounds



Former wrestler who plays with low center of gravity and displays natural strength and leverage. Plays with consistent effort level and dominated a lower level of competition. Tough guy. Plays with a strong base and can absorb and withstand double teams without giving up much ground. Tenacious pass rusher who fights hard to get to quarterback.


As a pass rusher, stays centered to offensive linemen and doesn't get to the edge often enough. Slow to react off snap, causing him to get hung up against zone blocks. Wasn't able to step his game up when taking on tougher competition. Nothing special about athleticism or burst off snap.

Draft Projection

Round 6 or 7

Bottom Line

High-cut developmental prospect at defensive tackle who plays with the motor and toughness that teams will love, but he is still in need of more seasoning and growth. As he competes against better competition, he could show quite a bit of improvement.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.