The following is a 2019 Quinnen Williams NFL Draft Profile highlighting everything that you need to know about the Alabama defensive lineman. Listed below is his scouting report highlighting strengths and weaknesses while looking at his NFL player comparison and his projection. Here at NFL Draft Geek we also like to provide all of our play cut ups, video breakdowns and any other important articles that will give our full view of who we think he is as a prospect.
Quinenn Willaims NFL Draft Profile
Height: 6’3 Weight: 285 School: Alabama
- Possesses a very good first step. Almost always comes away with the advantage after initial contact.
- Has athleticism not usually found in interior defensive linemen. Has excellent lateral agility allowing him to track down ball carriers outside of the expected range of his position.
- Really impressive playing strength. Can put offensive linemen on skates and takes on and wins against double teams.
- Is heavy handed. Excels at keeping offensive linemen from locking on him. Not afraid to maul his opponents.
- Has a deep tool box of pass rush moves. Spin move and rip/pull are especially effective.
- Transfers speed to power seamlessly. Makes for a very formidable bull rush.
- Strength and penetrating ability makes for a disruptive run stuffer.
- Has skill set to line up all over defensive line giving him versatility uncommon at his size. Showed pretty impressive bend and leverage while lining up outside.
- Motor that never quits. Can take over games for long stretches of time.
- At times plays too upright.
- Not the most seasoned. Only a starter for one season. Has some learning and refinement to do.
One of the biggest surprises of the college football season was the emergence of Quinnen Williams. After being a rotational player last season Williams spent this year destroying SEC offensive linemen on rout to becoming the nation’s best defensive player. William’s combination of size, athleticism and elite strength are unmatched by any other defensive linemen in this class and is the best prospect at the position since Aaron Donald.
His quick get off and heavy, relentless hands make him a consistent penetrator. When doubled Williams can not only hold his own but often times can break through and still make his presence felt. He is the kind of player who makes the entire defensive line better due to the attention offenses must give to him. To top it off he is one of the best bull rushers to come out in a long time thanks to his initial burst off the line and his elite strength and hand work.
Williams should be a day one starter regardless of what team or defensive scheme he ends up with and an impactful one at that. Pro Bowls are in his future and the sky is the limit with a little seasoning and technique work.
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