Weight: 241 pounds
40 Yard Dash: 4.57
Bench Press: 30
Vertical Jump: 38″
Broad Jump: 124″
|G||Passes Broken Up||QB Hurries||Fumbles Forced||Kicks/Punts Blocked|
Career Highlights (via UConn athletics site)
2012: An All-BIG EAST First Team selection … totaled a team-high 11.5 sacks and led the league with 0.96 per game … finished his four-year career as UConn’s all-time sacks leader with 30.5 … third on the team with 13.5 tackles for loss and tied for fourth in the BIG EAST at 1.12 per game … played in all 12 games, starting 11 … recorded 43 tackles, 21 solo … posted five tackles, three for a loss and 2.5 sacks against North Carolina State (Sept. 8) … registered a career-high seven tackles, four solo, with a sack in a win over Buffalo (Sept. 29) … tied his career-high with seven tackles, five solo, to go with 3.5 TFLs and three sacks in a win at No. 19/18 Louisville (Nov. 24) … played in the Senior Bowl …named to the 2012 Watch List for the Bednarik Award, the Bronko Nagurski Trophy and the Lombardi Award in the preseason.
2012: Played in all 12 games and made 11 starts as a senior…registered 43 tackles, 13.5 TFLs and 11.5 sacks…was honored as a unanimous All-BIG EAST First Team selection and was named the team’s Defensive Player of the Year…leaves UConn as the all-time leader in sacks with 30.5 as he led the conference with 0.96 per game in 2012…had 2.5 sacks, 3.0 TFLs and a forced fumble against North Carolina State (Sept. 8)…registered a career-high seven tackles in a win over Buffalo (Sept. 29)…posted three sacks and tied his career-high with seven tackles in a win at Louisville (Nov. 24) and was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week…appeared in 50 career games and made 30 starts…totaled 134 tackles and 40.5 TFLS to go with five forced fumbles.
2011: Started 11 of 12 games last season and emerged as a defensive force as the year went on … earned Second Team All-BIG EAST Conference honors … was second on the UConn team in tackles for a loss and first in sacks … of his 43 tackles last season, made 20 of them in the final five games … of his 15 tackles for a loss, 10.5 came in last five games of the year … of his 12.5 sacks, nine came in last five games … had four tackles for a loss of 30 yards (all sacks) in win over Rutgers (Nov. 26) … had six total tackles vs. Rutgers … also had two sacks vs. Pittsburgh (Oct. 26) … was second in the country in sacks per game at 1.04 per game and led the BIG EAST … was 32nd in the country in tackles for a loss and was second in the BIG EAST … his 19 career sacks are tied for sixth in school history … received the team’s Kendall Madison Award, given to a player for his dedication, hard work, positive attitude and outstanding citizenship.
2010: Played in all 13 games in 2010 with seven starts…Had 29 tackles on the year, along with 9.5 tackles for a loss … Also had 4.5 sacks…Had a season and career-high six tackles vs. West Virginia (Oct. 29)…Also had two forced fumbles on the year.
2009: Played in all 13 games and started one in his first season of collegiate play…had 19 tackles on the year with a pair of sacks and 2.5 sacks for a loss…had four tackles against both Ohio (Sept. 5) and Rhode Island (Sept. 26)…Earned Special Teams Game Ball for win vs. Rhode Island (Sept. 26).
|2009||13||13||6||19||2 / 20||2.5 / 21||–||–||–||–|
|2010||13||25||4||29||4.5 / 29||9.5 / 37||2||1||1||–|
|2011||12||26||17||43||12.5 / 83||15 / 97||2||–||2||–|
|2012||12||21||22||43||11.5 / 58||13.5 / 61||1||–||–||–|
|TOTAL||50||85||49||134||30.5 / 190||40.5 / 216||5||1||3||–|
Scouting Report/Player Notes
Williams is a very intriguing hybrid end/linebacker prospect. I don’t know what he can do in coverage, but I know that on obvious passing downs, this guy is a beast. He’s an undersized defensive end who played a lot of weakside (RDE) at UConn, but I think he could make an impact as a hybrid rusher in the NFL. He ran a 4.57, which is great for a 241 pound man, and he showed off some explosive athletic ability. He’s backed that up with two seasons where he’s had a combined 24 sacks and 28.5 tackles for loss, both among some of the top numbers in the country. His overall skill set reminds me a bit of Elvis Dumervil’s but I don’t know that he could be a starting 4-3 weakside end in the NFL due to his being 241 pounds. He certainly has a knack for getting to the quarterback, though, and some team is going to love his explosive ability in the middle rounds of this year’s draft.
Video Highlights (via YouTube)