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  • Mike Mayock/Chris Williams.

    Here is a look at Mike Mayock's draft analysis on OT-Chris Williams.
    Latest on G Chris Williams including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on

    I dont know if this has been posted yet

    I thought it would be a good idea for fans that dont get the chance to research the player.

    I dont really buy into any of the draft guru's but here is about as good as read as you can find about a player.

    Positives: Has a thick, wide upper body with broad shoulders, big bubble, wide hips and solid thigh and calf thickness...Has the wingspan and big hands to make the reach block, showing very good balance in his kick slide and attempts to mirror the edge rushers...Plays with adequate knee bend and is functional on short pulls and traps in-line when he plays on his feet but is not good running long distances...Shows the body control to adjust and gain position with his kick-slide...Alerts to stunts and twists, doing a nice job of working in unison with his guards...Well-liked by teammates and staff and keeps the players loose with his outgoing personality in the locker room...Shows very good leadership ability and will put in the extra hours mentoring a younger teammate...Does all the little extras in the film room and at practice...Hard worker who will not need to be monitored...Quicker setting up in pass protection than vs. the run, but is better when working in a phone booth, as he is more apt to gain position working in-line...Effective at getting to his reach point in pass protection...Has good slide agility and does a solid job of working down the line...When he keeps his pads down, he does a good job of keeping body control (used to lunge and lose his feet)...When he uses his size and reach, he is more effective gaining position off the snap...As a senior, he did a much better job of using his hands to lock up and control his man, developing ability to be a mauler...Is learning to use his hands while running his feet in attempts to sustain...Has just adequate hip roll but can get movement off the line on short pulls...When he gets his hands into the defender, he is capable of holding rush lanes and steering the defender out (has greatly improved his drive ability in 2007-- see Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Auburn games)...Must become more physical on drive blocks, but he is alert to coverage when trying to gain position. Has better reach, scope and down blocking ability when working in-line...Uses his long arms well to latch on to his man in attempts to control and wall off...Shows decent ability to sink his weight when sitting and holding up vs. the bull rush...Good on the short pulls when running a straight line, working hard to keep his feet on initial contact...Keeps his hands up high and inside his framework, defeating his man with finesse counter moves rather than using strength...His quick placement lets him gain advantage upon initial contact...Not a violent puncher, but knows how to use his reach to control...Has experience at both tackle and guard (until he develops more bulk and strength, he might be a better fit at guard, thanks to his short area burst).

    Negatives: Not soft, but lacks ideal overall muscle tone (has a thick frame that shows marginal definition) and will need to add more bulk to his frame for a potential move to guard at the pro level...Lacks the agility to get in front blocking at the second level and needs to become more aggressive, as he sometimes takes passive swipes rather than forcefully engaging and driving into the opponent...Struggles to adjust in space, especially when trying to lower his body to push and control the defender on the move...Generally shows good vision, but will miss a few assignments now and then when his concentration lapses...More of a finesse-type blocker and needs to shoot his hands with much better force in attempts to gain leverage...Makes just an adequate effort to block downfield and is a bit inconsistent in finishing his blocks. Will play off his man too quickly at times rather than locking on to drive out and sustain...Sometimes struggles to cut off on the second level...Must improve his hip snap, as he does not always get to his seal-off point in a hurry...Needs to generate stronger leg drive in attempts to explode into the defender and finish off the block...Lacks hip explosion, making him more reliant on his hand placement than feet when trying to sustain...Will sometimes struggle with quick defenders, but will use his size to take up space and anchor...Can pull, but is sometimes slow moving his feet and needs to do a better job of taking proper angles trying to adjust in the open field...Must roll his hips better on contact, as he is too inconsistent finishing in the second level.

    Compares To: D'BRICKASHAW FERGUSON-New York Jets...Like Ferguson, Williams relies on finesse moves and his long reach over power. Both need to improve their overall strength and add bulk to handle the demanding task of playing left tackle. Williams might be a better fit at guard early in his career, so as not to expose him against speedy edge rushers. He can mirror the quicker defender in the short area, but he is marginal taking on second-level defenders and needs to improve taking proper angles when working in space. He has the frame to get bigger, but needs to play with more tenacity. He is a smart student, but will miss a few assignments due to mental lapses. With just adequate hip snap, he would be a liability starting at left tackle as a rookie, but he has the makeup, size and desire to improve.

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  • #2
    This is the same guy whose wife must have slept with darren mcfadden. He doesnt think mcfadden is worthy of a top 20 pick, idk what darren did to him. I tend to ignore his projections.


    • #3
      I tend to not buy into any projections as well...

      I look at alot of different thoughts,views and opinions,as well as what I watch from the NCAA.

      I thought this was a good well writing in depth look at OT-Chris Williams.

      I tend to have alot of research put into the draft and have idea about the players.I thought this was good idea for those that dont.
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      • #4
        Nice thoughts from a pretty solid draft expert however I'm not going to base my whole opinion or even much of it for that matter on his marginal definition...