Position: Defensive End (Edge, 5-Tech)College: Mississippi State BulldogsPre-Draft Position Rank: 2 of 29 Age: 22 | Height: 6'6 | Weight: 260 lbsNFL Size Comparison: Chandler Jones Sweat (9) plays with a level of intelligence that keeps him relevant in plays Average Opposing Offense Rank: 64.9Average Opposing Pass Offense Rank: 68.4Average Opposing Rush Offense Rank: 58.9Average... Continue Reading →
Positive points in his game revolve around his potential to use his hands quickly and outmaneuver his blockers, and the sense in game to maintain his relevance in the play.
He is one of the first to jump on the chance to cut off any runners once a direction has been established, and has a surprising ability to stuff himself where the runner was attempting to go, often requiring the offense to bounce to the outside, or get stalled behind the line of scrimmage.
His skill set is very much geared towards that of an off-ball linebacker, as his main strength comes from his ability to mobilize in coverage, and his seemingly swift movement to crash down on runs, and pick up any backs coming to the flats out of the backfield.
He is a handful to any corner, and his body control and awareness of the game makes him deadly in aerial bouts on any given play.
Williams is the type of player that can singlehandedly contain both A gaps if he is needed to do so, and that level of range in his playmaking ability can be improved as he takes the next step to the pros.