Biography: Three-year starter who struggled with an ankle injury last season and finished with just 38 tackles in five starts. Junior totals included 112 tackles after he had 74 as a sophomore.
Positives: Underrated linebacker who is best defending the run. Plays a physical game, quick up the field and attacks ballcarriers. Shows a good head for the ball, fluid changing direction and stacks well against the run. Breaks down well, slides off blocks and is fluid scraping laterally. Effectively gets his teammates in proper position.
Negatives: Lacks lateral speed and slow getting to the flanks. Displays minimal quickness in his game. Marginal skills in coverage.
Analysis: Williams is a strong run defender who offers potential as a backup on the inside of a 3-4 defensive alignment.
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