D.J. Williams scouting report

D.J. Williams TE Arkansas
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 245

Strengths:
Impressive athlete for a tight end. Can be a matchup nightmare for defenses; too fast for most linebackers, too big for most cornerbacks. A tough runner after the catch. Polished route runner. Shows good agility when making cuts and has the athleticism to shake linebackers in coverage with his route running. A team leader with top intangibles; overcame a tough childhood.
Weaknesses:
Fairly reliable hands, but will drop some easy ones. Sort of a receiver/tight end ‘tweener. Lacks the height that most teams prefer from their tight ends. Gives the necessary effort as a blocker, but simply lacks the size and strength to be great.
Comments:
Williams had a tough childhood in which he, his mother and sisters were often abused by his father, who is currently serving time in prison for various charges including attempted murder. His size/speed combination can make him a weapon, but he may be too much of a ‘tweener to be an every-down player. As a result, he’s probably only a situational player who will be a mid-round luxury pick by a team looking to use him in certain packages.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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