Garry Williams, OG, Kentucky

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Garry Williams, OG, Kentucky

Postby Pudge » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:01 pm

Garry Williams
6-3/300 Kentucky
4.89 Senior

Pros: A capable position blocker that shows good effort with a nice mean streak and finishes blocks. Shows some quickness to block on the second level. Will lock onto opponents and does a nice job initiating contact.

Cons: Lacks strength and provides very little push in the ground game. Has poor feet and technique in pass protection. Gets poor base and opens stance up too early and wide. Is a waist bender. Doesn't have consistently good hand use. Lacks pop off the snap and whiffs on too many blocks on the second level. Has poor balance and winds up on the ground too much.

Overview: Williams plays left tackle, but will have to move inside at the next level. He is too much a liability in pass protection to stick there. He is from Atlanta.

NFL Forecast: Williams might have a shot inside in a zone blocking scheme that prefers its linemen to get position rather than move defenders. But I'm not sure such a scheme exists in the pros. He'll need to get stronger. And his poor footwork could be masked somewhat inside, but he still has a ways to go before he can be capable even there. If he has any real shot at sticking in the pros, it might be at center, where you don't really need a guy that can drive defenders off the ball. But he'd be a project there, and even if he was to take, it would probably be four or so years before he was good enough to be a backup.

ATL Forecast: Williams stands little chance of sticking with the Falcons. The best he could hope for is a practice squad spot as the Falcons tinker with the notion of developing him as a possible center. But he's really just a camp body.

Value: Williams is a borderline NFL prospect that some team could bring to camp as an undrafted free agent.
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