N.C. State Senior
Has good size and decent speed. Shows nice hands and shows ability to make the grab in traffic with a defender draped over him. Can use his body and frame to get position against the defender. Uses his length well and will stretch for the ball down the vertical seam. Shows body control and can adjust to the throw. Tracks the deep ball well. Shows some ability to pick up yards after the catch since he can be a load in the open field for most defensive backs.
Lacks burst and speed. Slow off the line and won't separate from defenders. Needs to polish his route-running. Body catches too often and will drop some passes. Doesn't consistently attack the ball in the air, particularly the deep ball. Doesn't show consistent toughness over the middle, having lapses in concentration and not always able to use his body to get position.
Williams looks the part as a big wideout and flashes tools and skills, but is not a consistent option. He was clearly the No. 2 option to Spencer, who was the more reliable playmaker. His best asset is his size, but he doesn't bring that much else to the table to make him stand out. A three-year starter that combined for 123 catches for 1692 yards (13.8 avg) and 20 touchdowns. Had his best year as a junior with 11 of those touchdown catches.
Williams is faster than he times, but he has minimal burst and doesn't have quite the body control and ability to get position to make up for it. His size allows him to make plays down the field, but his hands are too unreliable to think he can exploit NFL defensive backs on a consistent basis. If he can produce as a player on special teams coverage, he is the type of guy that can develop into a Kassim Osgood-esque role as a No. 4 or 5 receiver. But that's really his only long-term value at the next level. He's big, but raw and inconsistent. A team might be better off trying to convert him to H-back, but he'll need to get up to at least 235-245 pound range before you think he might be effective. And even then, he's probably a No. 3 guy at best. Really the best thing for him is to go to the CFL or AFL and develop some more either as a receiver or for them to do most of the dirty work to change him into a tight end/H-back.
WIlliams is a body that unless he can perform on special teams coverage, offers limited value to the Falcons. He isn't polished or consistent enough a receiver to think he has much upside there. And he's too raw as a tight end prospect to think he'll contribute there anytime soon.
Williams might be worth a look in camp to see if he can surprise, but he's definitely not worth drafting.
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite
After Catch: 2.0
Body Control: 3.0
Scouting reports of the wide receivers in the 2011 Draft.
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