D.J. Williams Scouting Report

D.J. Williams

Height: 6’2
Weight: 251
College: Arkansas
40 Time: 4.60
Class: Senior
Stock:
Projected: 3rd-4th Round

Stats

2010 – 54 catches, 627 yards, 11.6 avg, 4 TD’s
2009 – 32 catches, 411 yards, 12.8 avg, 3 TD’s
2008 – 61 catches, 723 yards, 11.9 avg, 3 TD’s
2007 – 5 catches, 94 yards, 18.8 avg, 0 TD’s

Overview:

D.J. Williams is one of the more athletic TE’s in this years draft. However, I wasn’t that impressed with his athletic ability. For a guy his size, he isn’t very quick out of his stance and he takes a while to reach full speed. He also appeared to have stiff hips and struggled to make crisp cuts on his routes. He is a decent blocker and gives good effort but his size will always limit him when going up against bigger and stronger players. He does bring versatility and he is a good pass catcher that can work the flats and run up field. He is not a guy that can be counted on as a TE’s security blanket and can make grabs over the middle and in traffic.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Above average athlete for a TE
– Good top end speed
– Good hands
– Adjusts well to poorly thrown passes
– Can make people miss in the open field
– Will present some match up problems against slower defenders
– Solid blocker when he latches on
– Keeps his feet moving
– Does a good job of hitting people in space
– Plays with a good pad level and leverage
– Could line up as an H-Back, TE and even split out wide
– Productive

Negatives

– Undersized
– Lacks burst off the line
– Stiff hips
– Poor route runner
– Has to round off his routes because he can’t make quick cuts and maintain speed
– Not the type of TE that will give you a big target over the middle
– Won’t be a big target in the redzone because of his size
– Bends at the waist when blocking
– Struggles to stay engaged
– Tends to hold too much and will get called for penalties
– Will get overpowered by bigger and stronger players
– Will get beat by quicker LB’s and Safeties in space

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
Pro Potential: 3.0

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