BIO: Three-year starter who also played four games with the first unit as a true freshman. Posted 21 tackles and broke up three passes as a senior after a broken forearm limited him to seven games. Career numbers as a junior included 66/6/17. Experienced punt returner who averaged 27.7 yards on nine returns as a senior with one score after 17.9 yards on 13 punts the prior season.
POSITIVES: Big-play cornerback with limited size. Quick and fluid moving in all directions, displays excellent instincts and outstanding ball skills. Alert in zone coverage, quickly locates the pass and immediately breaks to the play. Fast and has the ability to recover. Easily runs with opponents in any direction on the field and displays a good degree of suddenness. Works well with safeties and consistently around the action.
NEGATIVES: Undersized, defeated by larger opponents or beaten out in battles. Not physical in run support and prefers to knock down ballcarriers.
ANALYSIS: An explosive prospect with game impacting skills as a ball-hawking defensive back or return specialist, Williams possesses both the athletic skills and intangibles to play at the next level. Size is a limiting factor and may be best served as a nickel back whose primary duties will be returning punts.