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Grading the Big 5: Week 14 grade for Alabama's Tim Williams

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Editor's note: NFL.com analysts and former NFL scouts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah will grade the performances of 5 top prospects throughout the 2016 season. Click the tabs above to see their Week 14 marks for each of the players.

Tim Williams, LB, Alabama

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WEEK 14 GRADE: B

Stats: 2 tackles (0.5 sacks), 1 QB hurry. (vs. Florida)

Skinny: NFL scouts are always searching for explosive playmakers off the edge. That's why evaluators are smitten with Williams' potential as a disruptive pass rusher. Williams finished the regular season with 8.5 sacks after adding a half-sack in the SEC Championship. He brings an outstanding combination of first-step quickness and explosive athleticism to the position. Williams' burst will make him a challenge to block off the open side.

Against Florida, Williams' explosiveness continued to create a bit of a disruption on passing plays. Despite only registering a half-sack on the day, he consistently threatened the quarterback and disrupted the rhythm of the passing game on obvious passing downs. While scouts would love to see Williams become a more complete player (improve as a run defender), there is no doubt he could bring tremendous value as a pass-rush specialist as a pro.

Follow Bucky Brooks on Twitter @BuckyBrooks.

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