Players

Duke Williams  

Height: 5-11   Weight: 201   Age: 29

Born: 10/15/1990 Monroe , LA

College: Nevada

Experience: Season

TCKL

91

SCK

1.0

FF

1

INT

1

Combine 2013

Combine
Stats:

  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.0 secs
  • Bench Press13.0 reps
  • 40 Yard Dash4.52 Secs
  • Broad Jump126.0 inches
  • Vertical Jump37.5 inches

Strengths

Sprinter background becomes obvious when watching him close to the sideline on running backs or track down the ball while it?s in the air. Physicality not typical of sprinter, relishes the chance to pound the shoulder or mid-section of ballcarriers after coming across the field. Fills a gap in the run games even if starting the play in a cover-two alignment due to his recognition and reaction abilities. His athleticism helps him break down in the open field and his length aids him drag them to the ground, making him a reliable open-field tackler. Another important component of Williams' game is that he shows great balance in coverage, showcasing a smooth back-pedal, and fluid hips. Shows the hands to make difficult interception, as well.

Weaknesses

Like many aggressive college safeties, gets sucked up by play action. Needs to prove his average size is enough to handle the strength and speed of larger pro receivers in coverage; often lines up against slot receivers, showing good agility but also manhandling them (which will draw a flag at the next level) down the field, especially if he gets tripped up on their first move. Has had multiple off-field issues while playing in his hometown, as well, including arrests for underage possession of alcohol (November 2009) and driving with a suspended license and without insurance after being in a car accident (December 2011).

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