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Combine Results

Grade
5.24 ?
  • 4.94 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 111.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.19 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.03 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'6" Height
  • 33 5/8" Arm Length
  • 257LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Williams actually walked on for two programs in his career, first for a redshirt season at Marshall in 2011 and then in the fall of 2012 at ECU. In the past three years, he hasn't looked like a walk-on at all, earning all-conference accolades in 2013 (honorable mention), 2014 (second team) and 2015 (first team). As a fullback in the Pirates' offense as a sophomore and junior, Williams used his 6-6, 250-pound frame to its fullest in the red zone (four touchdowns), out-leaping smaller defensive backs to attack the ball in the air. As a senior, Williams has been used more regularly as an all-around receiving threat, finishing second on the team with 58 receptions for 588 yards and four scores.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.86 seconds

Analysis

Strengths

Big target who plays to his size in the passing game. Consistent arm extension as a pass catcher with a smooth “pluck and tuck” approach. Makes catches with defenders draped all over him and is willing to secure the throw and take the lick in the middle of a field. Consistent high­-point catcher with excellent ball tracking and concentration downfield. Quick first five strides off line of scrimmage and into his routes. Sneaky fast in the seam and can surprise complacent safeties who sleep on him. Adjusts to scrambling quarterbacks by freeing himself and becoming a moving target. Not overly shifty in open spaces as runner, but will gain additional yardage by leaning into tacklers and finishes his catches. Even without having dog in him as a blocker, has the frame to offer some effective resistance to smaller would­-be tacklers.

Weaknesses

More straight­-line speed than fluid movement along his routes. Gives away direction of his patterns with early head turns. Still running raw, sloppy routes that need work. Just out running in space at times. Gets caught drifting at top of crossing routes allowing safeties to squeeze him. Needs to play with consistent play speed. Finesse, positional run blocker relying on overall size over assertiveness and desire and grit. As a move blocker, ducks head into block and absorbs more of the contact than he doles out.

Draft Projection

Rounds 6 or 7

NFL Comparison

Gavin Escobar

Bottom Line

Williams added 13 pounds of muscle onto his frame last summer and it offered no visible drain on overall athleticism or speed. As a blocker, Williams needs more toughness and attitude to go with his size, but as a pass catcher, he has the tools and field-­stretching potential that offensive coordinators are looking for. Williams won’t be every team’s cup of tight end coffee, but for teams looking for a matchup tight end, he will be intriguing.
-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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