Darryl Williams

Mississippi State
OL50

Prospect Info

College
Mississippi State
Hometown
Class
AL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 2"
304 lbs
32 1/8”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.98
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.23
Seconds
 
Bench Press
23
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
25.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
102.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.88
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.76
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Williams played every spot on the offensive line at Bessemer High School in Alabama and earned four-star recruiting rankings for his play there. The team captain's versatility came into play for his senior season with the Bulldogs, as he started all 13 games in the pivot. Williams started 13 games at left guard in 2017 and 12 at that spot in 2018 (missing one due to injury). He played in seven games as a reserve and on special teams as a redshirt freshman.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Overview
Team captain and three-year starter who is short on traits and athleticism but plays with savvy and determination. He wasn't asked to do much move-blocking in Mississippi State's rushing attack and could struggle with that request as a pro, but he has upper-body power to wall and seal down-blocks and stalemate opponents as a drive-blocker. Athleticism and balance concerns could show themselves in NFL pass protection, but he does find ways to hang in and recover. He has center/guard roster flexibility and could compete for a backup role.
Strengths
  • Two-position flexibility at center/guard
  • Looks to finish what he starts at point of attack
  • Good radar to locate his second block on combos
  • Intelligent approaches to the game
  • Alters timing of climbs based upon linebacker positioning
  • Adequate power in upper body
  • Good power in his underhook punch
  • Sets vertically to read A-gap blitzers
  • Pounds rusher's ribs when helping his guard
Weaknesses
  • Lacks body composition and size of typical NFL starter
  • Below-average snap-to-step quickness
  • Missing reactive agility for second-level adjustments
  • Not much explosiveness into initial pop
  • Below-average bend and athletic ability
  • Unable to move big bodies with leg drive and leverage
  • Failed to find twisters against Alabama
  • Issues mirroring an athletic nose rush
  • Big rushers can roll downhill on him
GRADE
8.0
The perfect prospect
7.3-7.5
Perennial All-Pro
7.0-7.1
Pro Bowl talent
6.7-6.8
Year 1 quality starter
6.5
Boom or bust prospect
6.3-6.4
Will be starter within first two seasons
6.1-6.2
Good backup who could become starter
6.0
Developmental traits-based prospect
5.8-5.9
Backup/special-teamer
5.5-5.6
Chance to make end of roster or practice squad
5.4
Priority free agent
5.0-5.1
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league