vs Kentucky (2020), vs South Carolina (2020), vs LSU (2019)
Williams is a big bodied possession receiver. He has a large catch radius to his size. He has great leaping ability and high points in football. He turns 50/50 balls into 75/25 balls, he is stunning catching passess in traffic. He does a good job of utilizing the hands to keep defenders off of him to secure catches. He has the ability to make acrobatic grabs by utilizing his strong hands and ability to high point the football. He possesses elite body control when going up for the football. He can adjust and make highlight reel grabs. He is deadly with slant and dig routes, due to his ability to box the defender out. He is quick for his size and build. He is a willing and physical blocker. He has the strength to stay engaged and put defenders in the dirt.
Williams lacks home run hitting speed. He lacks that 2nd gear and burst to burn defenders deep. His release is slow and shows stiffness at times out of his breaks. Williams struggles to create seperation on intermediate and deep routes. This allows for defenders to make plays on the ball more often than not. His contact balance for a big receiver is concerning. He tends to get blown up on a lot of plays at the line of scrimmage and goes down on the first hit occasionally. His route tree appears to be limited, due to his lack of burner speed.
Williams is a traditional X big bodied receiver. He will be a force to be reckoned with in the red zone. He possesses elite ball skills, which allows him to come down with a lot of balls in traffic. He has strong hands and properly utilizes them to get defenders off him and high point the football. His elite body control allows him to make highlight reel type plays all over the field. Williams will not be a large factor in the deep passing game, due to his lack of deep speed. However, he has the ability to go to work in the short and intermediate pass game and has the 75/25 mentality when the ball is in the air. He will be great in a system that allows him to run slants, and digs in order to utilize his physicality. He has the capability to be the go to guy for a team on 3rd down and in the red zone. He brings a lot of value as a physical blocker on the perimeter. Williams will have to work on his release and foot quickness off the line, but he has a chance to make an impact right away in the red zone for the team that drafts him. He is a late day 2 to early day 3 pick.
Allen Robinson, Corey Davis
Williams is a decent athlete for his size. He is fairly agile for his frame, but lacks the elusiveness at times to break tackles. His burst and deep speed are a concern, because he struggles to create separation. He plays strong and physical every snap.
Route Tree Variety
Big Play Ability
Williams possesses elite body control and can contort his body to make any catch. His release is slow and he needs to work on his foot quickness. His route tree is somewhat limited, although not a whole lot from him in terms of route tree variety was seen at Auburn. Williams struggles to create seperation from the defender due to his lack of burst and speed. He does a great job of timing up his routes and working back to the quarterback.
High Points Ball
Williams has exciting ball skills. He has strong hands that can pluck the ball out of the air from anywhere. He posseses a large catch radius, which allows for him to high point the football. Williams is a guy, that when the ball is in the air... he is coming down with it the majority of the time. He thrives in traffic.
Run After Catch
Williams plays with a mean streak and loves to block people into the turf. He is a strong blocker on the perimeter. He lacks elite speed and does not break off many big plays. He is a possession type receiver. He struggles with his contact balance. He tends to get off balance and blown up off the line at times.
Williams flashed good instincts and coverage recognition in college. He does a great job of working back towards the quarterback and finding the holes in the defense. Due to his lack of speed his versatility is limited. He is an X-receiver and that is where we will be in the NFL.