2011 NFL Draft Player Profile | D.J. Williams
Williams is a high character guy who was given the 2010 Disney Spirit award for being the NCAA’s most inspirational student-athlete.
Player Name: D.J. Williams
Position: Tight End
Height: 6’2 1/8
Hand: 10 3/8
Williams is quite athletic, and he does a nice job finding space and making plays in the passing game. He has soft hands, and he doesn’t let defenders bat the ball out of his hands easily as well. He has been quite productive in his few seasons with the Razorbacks, and has been one of the top targets for Arkansas. Williams does a nice job catching the ball at its highest point and is very physical over the middle. He can make plays after the catch with his size and speed.
Williams tends to round off his routes at times, and he will need to learn to cut in and out quicker and crisper. While he can make plays after the catch, he’s not extremely fast, nor is he quick. He lacks the acceleration to be a big time downfield threat, and could struggle with some higher thrown passes due to being just 6’2. He is an adequate, but not great blocker in rush situations.
Williams seems to be a perfect candidate to be drafted in the late second to early third round. He will be coveted by teams because of his athletic ability and excellent character. Look for San Diego, Carolina, Denver, Arizona and St. Louis to grab him in the early third round at the very latest.
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