Joejuan Williams

Vanderbilt
CB

Prospect Info

College
Vanderbilt
Hometown
Class
Nashville, TN
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
211 lbs
32 1/2”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.80
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
New England
Patriots
Round 2 ‧ Pick 13
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40 Yard Dash
4.64u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
17
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
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INCHES
 
Broad Jump
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INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
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60 Yd Shuttle
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Williams attempted to transfer high schools as a senior but the state high school association denied his hardship case. He had been an All-State pick at Nashville's Father Ryan High School his junior year, so the Commodores did not have to go far to recruit him. Williams played in all 13 games as a reserve his true freshman season, collecting 19 tackles (including four in the team's bowl game), 1.5 for loss, and two pass breakups. Williams started all 13 games in his sophomore season (39 tackles, 2.5 for loss, 10 pass breakups) but really showed NFL scouts his true potential during his junior year, when he was voted second-team All-SEC by league coaches after recording 61 tackles, two for loss, four interceptions and 14 pass breakups in 13 starts.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 3
NFL Comparison
Trumaine Johnson
Overview
Long press corner who has shown an ability to use his size and aggression as a zealot in contested catch battles. While he has traits to build upon, the Georgia game shined a light on his press inefficiency, lack of speed and inconsistent ball skills with his back to the quarterback. Coaching and scheme can improve or cover some of those areas, but the early results could be a bit uneven. If the technique catches up with the traits, the play demeanor and talent should make him a solid NFL starter.
Strengths
  • Excellent combination of size and length
  • Battle-tested against upper-echelon talent at receiver
  • Ball production found him this season
  • Absolutely smothering once he ensnares the release
  • Outside release gets smashed against the boundary
  • Plays with good agility for his size
  • Functional self-fixer after an early misstep in coverage
  • Has size to compete against big, physical NFL targets
  • Length and physicality tilt contested catches in his favor
  • Very quick hands to strike into passing lane
  • Rips between and through arms and hands
  • A bad play doesn't seem to wreck his confidence
  • Aggressive and reliable tackle-finisher in space
Weaknesses
  • Makes splashy plays and gives them up
  • Impatience from press is a concern
  • Displaced out of position by outside release fakes
  • Needs better connection rate with jams
  • Lacks hips and long speed to survive a speedster's head-start
  • Downfield ball skills need work
  • Panicky hands when back is to the ball
  • Grabs or attacks receiver prematurely resulting in penalties
  • Inconsistent finding and adjusting to the throw
  • Issues with coverage balance from zone against Georgia
  • Slow to match comebacks from bail technique

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league