Biography: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his freshman season. Senior passing totals included 57.7%/1632/12/7 when he also added 27 yards rushing and four more scores. Career passing yardage totals of 57.4%/2173/22/6 came as a junior when he also added 719 yards rushing and five more scores.
Positives: Athletic college quarterback with a big-time arm. Possesses a quick release, the ball explodes out of his hand, and easily drives the deep throw downfield. Challenges the vertical game, throws nice deep passes, and puts the ball out front of receivers. Patient in the pocket, steps up to avoid the rush, and will go to check down receivers if nothing else is available. Easily gets outside the pocket and loses nothing throwing on the move. Effective ball-carrier who finds the running lanes and shows strength and shows the ability to break tackles.
Negatives: Does not display a sense of timing on throws. Marginal accuracy and sprays passes all over the place. Does not always see the safety or make proper reads.
Analysis: Williams has been productive the past four years at Illinois, yet he does not have a true NFL position at this point. He possesses the build of a running back and offers possibilities as a quarterback in Wildcat formations, where he has the option to throw the ball or run with it.
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