Tim Williams
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
6.90
Starter

Tim Williams

Edge
Alabama
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-2 7/8
  • Weight: 244
  • 40-Yard: 4.68
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very good athlete with speed, change of direction, burst, flexibility and body control. Very explosive with a very quick first step. Good arm length for a 3-4 OLB. Outstanding outside pass rusher. Can rush with power or moves. Has a frame to carry 255-plus. Shows the strength to hold the point in the run game. Can stack and shed. Has the ability to drop into coverage and transition. Comes up with big plays at opportune times.

Weak Points

Admitted at the Combine that he failed numerous drug tests while at Alabama. At his current size, he is a little light to be able to hold up versus NFL offensive linemen. Has had some off-field issues, including an arrest, that have to be vetted. Has not been used in coverage that often at Alabama.

The Way We See It

Throw out the issues, and Williams is a sure top-20 pick. But the fact remains that there are issues and those make Williams a risk/reward pick. This is a very talented player who is one of the top outside pass rushers in this draft. He is very consistent versus the run and has the strength and power to hold up at the point of attack. Will probably get drafted lower than his talent level because of his off-field issues. The team that drafts him has to have a program in place to help keep him in line. That is imperative if Williams is to have a long NFL career. Grade is based on talent not character.