William Likely – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

William Likely



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
CB Maryland 4 SR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'7 176 4.47 5'7 180 29 9 1/2

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle


Likely had a great career at Maryland, where he had 229 tackles, 16.5 for loss, 7 interceptions, and 29 pass breakups. Likely has great speed, is a good cover cornerback, a hard hitter, and a sure fire tackler. He is also a special teams standout, and a dynamic return man. On the other side, he is very undersized, has issues with tall receivers, tends to over pursue at times, and gets manhandled at the line of scrimmage at times by receivers, tight ends, and offensive lineman. With that said, I see Likely as a day 3 pick, more toward the later part of the draft.


A ball hawk

Does a great job of breaking up passes

A tackling machine

Does a great job of bringing the receivers and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Has great speed

Is a special teams standout

A dynamic return man

A good cover CB

A hard hitter

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

A sure fire tackler

Does not give up on many plays


Very undersized

Has issues with tall receivers

He over pursues at times

Gets manhandled at the line of scrimmage by big receivers tight ends and lineman

Career Stats:

Games Played: 43

Tackles: 229

Tackles For Loss: 16.5

Interceptions: 7

Pass Breakups: 29