NAME: Jonah Williams
POSITION: Offensive Tackle
JERSEY: No. 73
RECRUITMENT RATING: 5-star
WT: 301 lbs
PROS: Size and strength are NFL-ready. Excellent footwork out of his stance, entering his pass set with no wasted movements or false steps. Adjusts his set points based on edge defender’s alignment. Patient in pass protection, waits for opponent to show his hands and then counters. Times up his strikes well to combat power. Explosive in his first step to build his house against wide nines.
Zone footwork is solid. Even better vertical blocker, can locate and latch onto second level defenders in impressive fashion. Hinges on the backside are clean, locks out the defender to discourage pursuit. Not a great athlete in space, but certainly a capable one. Good puller who finds his target on the second level and takes good angles to seal him off. Terrific mental processing to handle twists, stunts and even blitzes. Recognizes schemes pre-snap and rarely makes a mental error.
CONS: Apparent lack of elite length will a point of discussion in NFL circles. At times can be a little too patient, and is susceptible to long arms keeping him from landing his hands. Range in his set points is a bit limited, elite speed/bend guys will really test his ability to get out deep in his sets. Wish he rocked pass rushers with his punch a bit more.
Not a true mauler in the run game. Needs to keep working to seal off defenders in zone, not allowing them to free up late in the rep. Might never be a great people mover. Can get out-reached at times, and may need to be a little quicker and more decisive to win first contact. Finishing/intensity is an area of his game that needs to improve.