NAME: Quinnen Williams
POSITION: Interior Defensive Lineman
CLASS: RS Sophomore
JERSEY: No. 92
RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star
WT: 285 lbs
PROS: Exceptional power and violence in his hands. Displaces blockers with power and is almost never pushed around. Controls exchanges at the line of scrimmage with terrific hand placement and torque. Terrific job processing his keys and attacking, difficult to reach in the run game. Drops anchor vs. doubles and rarely gets displaced despite his size.
Despite playing from a square stance, still shows a quick first step off the snap. Reaction timing to the snap is excellent, quickly finds his opponent’s edge and shows the power and flexibility to turn tight corners to the pocket. Quick-footed, will lull blockers to sleep and then burst by them.
Wide array of rush moves. Rips, clubs, snatches, swims are all used frequently. Can challenge interior offensive linemen on their edge or with power on a bull rush. If left 1v1, victories are frequent. Reads pass sets and does a great job of showing hands to force linemen to overextend to get into his frame, then swipes and flashes by them. Works hard and physicality is a strength.
CONS: Not the biggest or longest defensive lineman. Can’t always maintain preferable distance from blockers with full arm extension, which can make stacking and shedding a bit messy at times. Stance will need work, often plays from a square stance in college and will benefit from playing more staggered in the NFL.
As a pass rusher, would like to see him eventually incorporate more counters into his arsenal. Can sometimes get hung up on his first move and could benefit from some quicker transitions to counters.