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- Height: 6’2″
- Weight: 189 Lbs
- College: Alabama
- Year: Junior
- Position: Wide Receiver
Games Watched: Georgia (2021), Arkansas (2021), Cincinnati (2021), Auburn (2021)
- Very good hands
- Brilliant yards after catch (YAC) ability, able to catch the ball and fluidly change direction to make a play
- Can make good catches in traffic despite not being the biggest receiver
- Has a good burst off the line of scrimmage, allowing him to break past defenders before the quarterback has even scanned the field
- The best deep threat in college football over the past year
- The most consistent and productive receiver on Alabama’s stacked roster
- Good route runner, uses his speed to his advantage by making quick cuts to fool defenders
- Brilliant footwork post-catch, making it difficult to get caught by defenders
- Doesn’t have the size to win against bigger corners
- Tore his ACL against Georgia and so will have to be checked out before the draft – meaning he cannot run at the NFL Combine
- Only a one-year starter
- His speed is only exhilarating when in a straight line, not when trying to weave through defenders
Projected role in the NFL:
Jameson Williams is an outside receiver in the NFL. He might not hit the ground running (because of the ACL) but looks to be the kind of wideout that the NFL has preferred in recent years – Henry Ruggs, Jaylen Waddle, Marquise Brown are all comparable with their straight-line speed.
Best team fit(s):
Cleveland Browns, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders
The Browns are in need of a new receiver ever since letting OBJ go earlier this year. The Saints need a weapon that isn’t called Michael Thomas. And the Raiders need a Ruggs replacement to go alongside Darren Waller for their new head coach.
My comparison is a weird one here – I have him as a mix of Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs. Both were Alabama receivers in the 2019 draft, and both share likeness to Williams. Jeudy’s hands and route-running and Ruggs’ speed are both evident in Williams’ playstyle and ability. So either Jerry Ruggs or Henry Jeudy.
Grading scale: 95+ Generational | 90-94, Early 1st Round | 85-90, Mid/Late 1st Round | 80-84, 2nd Round | 75-79, 3rd Round | 70-74, 4th Round | 65-69, 5/6th Round | 60-64 6/7th Round | <60, Undrafted Free Agents
Grade and Draft Value: 91/100 – this puts him at #2 in my wide receiver rankings (heavily subject to change) and comfortably in my top 20 as he lands at 16 on my big board.
Williams is extraordinary on tape. His speed and route-running ability fly off the screen at you and his production matches that exactly. I do believe that, even though he is second in my receiver rankings, he will be the first wideout off the board as a team will undoubtedly fall in love with his physical tools and take him in the top twenty.
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