Quinnen Williams, DT, Alabama
Prospects are graded on a 1-4 scale. 1=below average, 2=average, 3=excellent, 4=elite.
-Very explosive at the point of attack
-Good pass rushing technique
-Maintains a good base
-Takes good angles
-Nose for the football
-Has a knack for big plays
-Gets upfield in a hurry
-Has an elite repertoire of moves
-Plays at a good pad level
-Is an intimidating presence; teams will have to dedicate extra time planning for him
-Swallows his gap; frees up linebackers to get downhill and make plays
-Plenty of upside; still improving
-Very fluid as an athlete
Offensive lines will have a hard time reach blocking Quinnen Williams. pic.twitter.com/aL2Vub6gAb
— Chris Reed (@ChrisReed_NFL) January 15, 2019
-Has not played as much as some other guys
Williams is the second best prospect in this class and he is a Nick Bosa caliber player. His athleticism is a 4; he is a freak with elite speed and quickness. His pass rushing ability is a 4; he maintains a strong base, has strong hands, gets his arms extended, and his technique is elite. His rush defense ability is a 4; he maintains leverage and sheds blocks extremely well. His size is a 4; he is a very physical and intimidating presence on the defensive line. His pad level is a 4; he stays low and gets his hands inside.
Williams has the potential to be an Aaron Donald or Gerald McCoy-caliber player.
Overall Prospect Grade: 4
Potential NFL suitors: Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers.