Scouting Report:

Williams doesn't have a lot of upside as a TE but he can still be a solid contributor in the NFL.

Positives: Has solid size, athletic ability and impressive strength for the position. Has reliable hands and uses his size well to shield defenders the ball and is very reliable when catching the ball in traffic. He is very strong and that makes him very hard to take down in the open field and defenders often resort to extreme gang tackling to get him to the ground. Has some ability as a blocker because of his strength. Pretty saavy player and can find holes in the zone.

Negatives: Doesn’t have very good speed and burst, and that coupled with less than ideal height limits his potential as a tight end in the NFL. At times he will try too hard for yards after contact and will get the ball stripped when getting gang tackled when he should just go down. He doesn’t run very good routes and will struggle to create separation in the NFL.

Overall: Williams is a solid TE prospect but I don’t think he will ever be a great receiver or blocker, he will just be solid in both departments in the NFL. That limits his value and while he can improve his hands and blocking fundamentals I don’t think he will be able to create consistent separation and will have to make a lot of tough catches in traffic as a receiver.

Projection: 4th round. He has some ability and he has the potential to be a solid starter but his upside is limited and I don’t think he will be a pro-bowler at the position by any means.

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 3.0
Hands: 3.5
Blocking: 2.5
Body Control: 3.5
Range: 2.5

Thanks for reading!

–Tom