Photo of Antwione Williams
Drafted By: Lions
Grade
5.28 ?

Draft Analysis:

Williams has a ton of tools to work with as he lined up all over Georgia Southern's defense, including safety. The Lion's will like his range vs the run but he's a two down player until he's more comfortable in coverage. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'3" Height
  • 245LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Big boy with legit, NFL size. Efficient with diagnosis and plays with disciplined flow mirroring the runner. Plays with running lane recognition and will step into a lane to deter running back. Won't run himself out of his run fits. Exceptional arm length for the position. Has closing acceleration to create a thwack when he hits. Aware of his tasks in zone coverage. Forced four fumbles in 2015.

Weaknesses

Could use more bend in his play. Sits on second level too long rather than making pre­emptive strike downhill. Cautious approach prevents him from making more winning plays. Doesn't always play to his length or athleticism. Doesn’t keep pads square to the line while scraping while pad level and narrow base prevent instant change of direction to work back into cutbacks. Has acceleration but might lack true speed.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

Bottom Line

Williams' tackle production in 2015 looks great on the resume, but what will intrigue teams is his size and length. While he fills up a stat sheet, there is still plenty of meat that Williams leaves on the bone. The good news is that some of his issues aren't related to physical limitations and he has the tools to improve. Worthy of a third day pick and could fight for a backup spot in 2016.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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