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D.J. Williams
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Tight End

Arkansas


College Position: Tight End
School: Arkansas
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-2
Weight: 251
Birthdate: 09-10-1988
Draft Projection: Third
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Tight End (3)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Green Bay Packers in the 5th round with the #10 pick.
Lacks ideal size but Williams is a move tight end with good hands and underrated blocking ability.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Highly regarded intermediate receiver
  • Reliable hands - makes catches in traffic
  • Excellent route runner
  • Gets a smooth release
  • Finds holes in zones
  • Willing blocker - improved dramatically as a Senior
  • Capable of playing inline or out wide
  • Seals the edge and blocks with good leverage
  • 2010 Disney Spirit Award recipient - given to most inspirational player in college football.  Has overcome a difficult upbringing.
  • High character - active in community, leader on and off the field
  • Mackey Award Winner given to nations top tight end
  • Experienced 3 year starter
  • Productive 54 catches 627 yards and 4 TDs as a senior

Weaknesses

  • Lacks ideal height and bulk - more of an H-back type
  • Not a major threat in the red zone - 4 TDs in 2010 (most in 3 years as a starter)
  • Average speed - More quick than fast
  • Converted receiver who is still learning the nuances of blocking - struggles to sustain blocks

News

2011 NFL Draft Preview: Tight End - Mar 30 (Jared Counterman)

Mock Draft Results


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