Hand Technique/Length –Superb skills with his hands. Understands value of separation and is quick to lock out his hands and establish control of the block. Shows good shedding techniques and has a vast array of moves to drop hands off his frame. Very fluid in transitions and implementation.
Competitive Toughness –Motor is unbelievable and plays with relentless intensity. Can have his momentum used against him in zone concepts but balance and redirection ability typically provide ample resistance to peel back into the play. Anchors effectively and possesses well built lower half.
Two Gap Ability –Extension skills and anchor allow for firm ability to dictate the point of attack and ability to hold his ground. Extension and hand usage do allow for two-way disengages to challenge the ball carrier based on his cut and shows good patience to wait out the block at the LOS.
Gap Penetration Skills –First step quickness allows for wedging down into gaps when aligned in gaps. Shows good lateral mobility on L-steps and slants to crash across the face of a blocker and then gain his forward push into the LOS to ensure he's getting reset into the backfield.
Tackling –Explosive closing burst and finishing range. Has the ability to get himself tangled into the feet of QBs climbing the pocket and shows finishing skills when pulling off of blockers late. Range and explosion as an athlete shine in this capacity as he hunts the football at the LOS.
Flexibility –Shows wonderful mobility throughout his entire frame. Can create disassociation between the hips and shoulders to play with pace but reduced surface area. Tilts through his corners with strong lean. Anchors with strong hip drop and low pad level.
Pass Rush Counters –Have seen him pop double swim moves against double teams. Who does that?! Hands never relent and shows excellent pop, sudden hands and emphatic finishes to strip hands off his frame or create separation at the first strike window.
First Step Quickness –Tremendous. Explosive burst out of his stance and seems to build even more momentum and pace through steps two and three. Will play under control, though, isn't leaping out of his stance or jumping the snap to be manipulated by hard count. High end physical ability.
Feet/Change Of Direction –Nimble footed and natural ability to collect himself from all angles. Will stop suddenly and redirect to mirror cuts or carry his pace to get back into the back pocket of a RB in pursuit. Shows admirable balance to hump back across an OL riding him out of the pocket without losing footing.
Versatility –Has the quickness, mobility and separation skills to be moved around a defensive line at the leisure of his coaches. Wouldn't recommend slotting him as a 1T or putting alignment in the A-gaps with any consistency and will shine best in penetration role. Three down defender.
BEST TRAIT – Gap Penetration
WORST TRAIT – Two Gap Ability
BEST FILM – LSU (2018)
WORST FILM – Oklahoma (2018)
RED FLAGS – None
Quinnen Williams is an easy projection to a 3T role in the NFL. Williams has superb quickness, extension skills, pass rush counters and football intelligence. There's little in the way of limitations for Williams between the sidelines. Williams has All-Pro potential and can be a perennial Pro Bowler if he plays to his potential. Williams should start immediately in the NFL and be the face of a young team's defensive unit for years to come.
Round Grade - Top 10 Overall