Quinnen Williams

Alabama
DT

Prospect Info

College
Alabama
Hometown
Class
Birmingham, AL
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
303 lbs
33 1/4”
Hands
9 5/8”

Prospect Grade

6.70
Chance to Become Pro Bowl-Caliber Player
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
New York Jets
Jets
Round 1 ‧ Pick 3
40 Yard Dash
4.83u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
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Reps
 
Vertical Jump
30.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
112.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
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Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
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60 Yd Shuttle
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Playlist

The depth of Alabama's defensive line never ceases to amaze. Williams was the next breakout star for the Tide up front in 2018, becoming a household name for college football fans and earning finalist honors for the Bronko Nagurski and Bednarik Awards and the Outland Trophy. The Associated Press first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC selection started 15 times as a sophomore, leading the Tide with 18.5 tackles for loss among his 70 total stops (also posting seven sacks and a safety). The four-star recruit and top-200 prospect nationally redshirted in 2016 while learning from stars like Johnathan Allen and Da'Ron Payne. The Birmingham native played in all 14 games as a freshman the following fall (20 tackles, 6.5 for loss, two sacks). Williams' brother, Quincy Jr., was a first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference linebacker at Murray State this fall (111 tackles, 78 solo, 9.5 for loss, two interceptions). His mother, Marquischa, died of breast cancer when he was 12 years old.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 1, top 5 pick
NFL Comparison
Jonathan Allen
Overview
Williams' hands, feet and overall movement are extremely efficient and he combines those features with short-area burst to create instant wins at the point of attack to propel him to the football. His play strength is good, but his lack of mass and length will show up at times against NFL competition. Despite having just a single season of headline production, his instincts, quickness and athleticism are projectable play traits that should allow for continued production against both the run and pass on the next level. Williams is an instant starter with Pro Bowl potential.
Strengths
  • Low-man winner who plays from consistent position of leverage
  • Sets up shop on blockers with quick, accurate hands
  • Adjusts hands and body positioning according to blocking scheme
  • Able to brace and use down blocker's momentum against them in his re-direct
  • Varies engagement approaches against blockers
  • Adequate strength and body control as two-gapper
  • Gets eyes around blocker and spies on ball carrier
  • Diagnoses like he knew the play call
  • Efficient, purposeful and fluid in his flow
  • Pursuit quickness extends radius as playmaker
  • Inside-out feet combined with punishing slap softens edge for B-gap rush
  • Knees bent and pads low on inside counter rush
  • Accelerates through redirect blocks to harass quarterback
  • Heat-seeking missile with big closing burst once he's locked in
Weaknesses
  • Physical traits don't stand out
  • Could take a concerted effort to keep his weight up
  • Lacks desired mass to withstand pressure from double teams
  • Overall lack of thickness in chest and broadness through shoulders
  • Must win with leverage as play strength is average by NFL standards
  • Not as effective against downhill running attacks
  • Gets wired to blocks against longer, stronger interior types
  • Lack of length makes controlling NFL guards more difficult
  • Could have issues generating a bull-rush

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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