PROS: Feisty slot corner that is comfortable in zone coverage drops and is willing to crowd routes early to disrupt and ruin timing. Quick trigger attacking downhill against the run, screens and quick passes. Competes to play off contact and is content being blocked. Adequate athletic profile for the position and his frame is more sturdy than most slot projections.
CONS: Aggressive tackler but poor form. Inconsistency squaring and wrapping leads to him falling off tackles as he attempts the big hit. Way too many misses. Doesn’t have natural route anticipation skills in zone or man. He leans and guesses in coverage, leading to easy separation when he’s wrong. May need to convert to safety to maximize his potential in the NFL. Ball skills are not inspiring.
BEST TRAIT - Aggressiveness
WORST TRAIT - Tackling technique, anticipation
RED FLAGS - None
Minnesota cornerback Chris Williamson enters the NFL after appearing in 38 games and starting 10 in college. Williams began his career at Florida in 2015 but then sat out in 2017 due to transfer rules before becoming a regular in the secondary for the Gophers over the last two seasons. Williamson’s best chance at the next level comes as a slot corner where his feisty demeanor can be taken advantage of. With that said, he’s still a work in progress for all coverage techniques and must improve his tackling technique. Williamson has a chance to develop into a sub package defender but his ceiling is modest.