D.J. Williams

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

All-Overrated Team (pre-combine edition)

QB – Jake Locker, Washington
Locker is all hype and no substance. He lacks the accuracy to play quarterback in the NFL and he’s going to fall out of the 1st round.
RB – Mark Ingram, Alabama
Ingram wasn’t even the best running back on his own team this past season. Comparisons to Emmitt Smith are being tossed around, but he reminds me more of Ron Dayne.
WR – Jonathan Baldwin, Pittsburgh
A gifted athlete with elite size and strength, but just doesn’t play up to his potential.
TE – D.J. Williams, Arkansas
Athletic, but doesn’t really have a position. Too short to be a star at tight end.
OT – Nate Solder, Colorado
Suffering (or benefiting, I guess) from the media’s Bruce Campbell syndrome. He’s athletic, but far from a finished product.
OG – Mike Pouncey, Florida
He’s not his brother. He’s good, but his stock in the media has risen because of his last name.
DE – Adrian Clayborn, Iowa
After a stellar 2009 he took a step backwards as a senior. There are some concerns about his effort on the field.
DT – Marcell Dareus, Alabama
He’s never performed at an elite level as a full-time starter – not exactly the résumé of a top-10 pick.
OLB – Ryan Kerrigan, Purdue
Is he strong enough to play defensive end? Is he athletic enough to play linebacker?
ILB – Greg Jones, Michigan State
A gifted athlete who consistently falls short of expectations. He benefits from a very weak class for the position.
CB – Brandon Harris, Miami FL
Fast enough to stick with anyone, but he’s undersized and consistently gets beat by more physical receivers.
S – Robert Sands, West Virginia
Its easy to be intrigued by his size, but very few have ever played the position effectively at his size.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2011 NFL Draft 1 Comment