Jesse Williams, DT, Alabama Crimson Tide: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Sep 17, 2011; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; North Texas Mean Green quarterback Derek Thompson (7) passes under pressure from Alabama Crimson Tide defensive lineman Jesse Williams (54) during the first quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Height:  6’4″

Weight:  320 pounds

Drafted By: Seattle Seahawks (5th round, 137th overall)

40 Yard Dash:  N/A

Bench Press:  N/A

Vertical Jump:  N/A

Broad Jump:  N/A

20-Yard Shuttle: N/A

 

Career Stats

2012

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
12 7 29 36 3.00
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
12 2.5 8 0.21
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
12 1.0 3 0.08
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
12 2 4 0 1

2011

Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 10 14 24 1.85
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
13 4.0 10 0.31
Sacks
G Sacks Sack Yards Sacks/G
13 0.5 1 0.04
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
13 1 3 0 0

 

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Williams is a very intriguing prospect to me. He comes from Australia and has only been playing football since he was 15 years old, but he has found a real niche on the Alabama defensive line. He is athletic enough to play on the outside and is considered one of the top overall defensive tackle prospects in the entire country. Obviously, Alabama has a ton of talent defensively but Williams was a huge reason why their run defense was the best in the country in 2011, even in the tough SEC. He is a massive space eater with phenomenal strength and power. He is obviously extremely hard to move and because of his athletic ability, he is not entrenched as a nose tackle prospect. He can play either interior spot in a four man front, nose tackle in a three man front, or defensive end in a three man front. Does a solid job of collapsing the pocket but he won’t make his living filling up the stat sheet with sacks. Where he is going to make his money is by clogging gaps and pushing the pocket inward. He has good quickness off the snap and gives good overall effort. Sheds blocks with relative ease, especially on obvious passing downs. He is very hard to move and when he is working uphill, he is nearly impossible to block one on one. Needs to work on perfecting his technique, especially because he is so new to the game. Lucky for him, he is pretty much already coming from an NFL defense at Alabama.

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Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Football, Jesse Williams, NFL Draft

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