Photo of D'haquille Williams

Combine Results

Grade
5.25 ?
  • 4.72 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.43 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 229LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Halfway through the 2014 season, it looked as though Williams was going to be the second former junior college receiver climbing up draft boards, along with West Virginia's Kevin White. However, a sprained MCL suffered late in the year and suspension for breaking team rules pushed Williams to return to school for the 2015 season. Then Williams reportedly assaulted multiple people while intoxicated in an Auburn club, and was dismissed from the team forthwith (though no one filed charges against Williams, who wasn't named in the police report.) Before the incident, Williams’ production hadn't been great (12 catches, 147 yards, one score in five games.) Now NFL teams will have to decide whether he has the maturity, or the game, to be a valued prospect.


Pro Day Results


40-yard dash: 4.66 and 4.69 seconds
Vertical: 30 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches

Analysis

Strengths

Big frame and usually plays to his size. Will post up cornerbacks down the field and uses his body to shield throws from defenders. Natural pass catcher with soft hands. Saw 82 percent of his catches go for first downs in 2014. At his best in longer developing, intermediate routes. Does solid job of setting up routes with leverage points and head ­fakes. Makes downfield catches with well­-timed hands to consistently pluck throws at the high­ point and will lay out to make the tough catch. Can grind out an extra couple of yards after the catch in order to get the first down. Has the size to help run game as a blocker if his care factor is right.

Weaknesses

Consistent discipline issues at Auburn. Suspended for Outback Bowl after 2014 season, missed practices for "personal reasons" this August and was kicked off of the team in October admitting he "made mistake after mistake" which lead to his dismissal. Stiff hips and below average athlete. Restricted, semi­-strider off snap and slow into routes. Won’t slip many tackles in the open field after the catch. Despite his size, blocking not a priority for him. Small hands for his size. Can't shake free underneath and will have to live off of contested catches. Very little acceleration for separation out of breaks. Could be forced into slot role only. Looked like he was going through the motions in 2015 before his dismissal. Scouts don’t trust his personal or football character at all.

Draft Projection

Round 7 or priority free agent

Sources Tell Us

"I can tell you that he burned all of his bridges over there (Auburn). He's a selfish, me­-first guy and I don't think he's trustworthy in the locker room at all. He didn't compete at all this year. I wouldn't draft him in any round." -- NFC Director of Personnel

NFL Comparison

Geremy Davis

Bottom Line

While he has good overall size, Williams appears to lack the athleticism and big play potential that might cause a team or two to overlook all of his off­-field issues at Auburn. With no Senior Bowl invite and a reputation as a malcontent, Williams is unlikely to be taken before the third day of the draft and might go completely undrafted unless he blows teams away at his workout sessions.
-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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