Tim Williams – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Tim Williams

OLB

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
OLB Alabama 56 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'2 238 4.74 6'3 244 32 3/4 9 1/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.68 33.5 10'4 DNP 7.36 4.57

Overview:

Williams was a beast of a pass rusher for Alabama, coming up with 20.0 sacks, and 30.0 tackles for loss. He also gets good pressure on the quarterback, and he is a powerful edge rusher. He bull rushes his way through the line to get to the quarterback. He is clearly an elite pass rusher, and he is also a disruptive defender. However he does get manhandled at times by bigger offensive lineman due to his smaller size frame. And while he did line up at defensive end at Alabama, I do not see him being a defensive end in the NFL, so he will need to adjust to being a 3-4 outside linebacker. With that said, I view Williams as a late 1st round, to early 2nd round pick when it is all said and done.

Strengths:

Sack machine

Has good size for a 3-4 OLB

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Is a powerful edge rusher

Gets good pressure on the QB

Has good speed

Gets through the offensive line with ease

Is a hard hitter

Does not give up on any play

Bull rushes his way through the line and to the QB

An elite pass rusher

A disruptive defender

Put up great tackles for loss numbers at Alabama

Weaknesses:

He does line up at DE at times but is too light to play DE in the NFL

Gets manhandled by bigger offensive lineman at times

Career Stats:

Games Played: 45

Tackles: 57

Tackles For Loss: 30.0

Sacks: 20.0

Pass Breakups: 3