Can run routes with tempo and find the soft spot in zone coverage and sit down.
Jameson Williams is a quick-twitch runner. He has the ability to quickly snap off routes underneath. On deep routes, he’s a very impressive route-runner and has the ability to change direction without losing speed. Excels at climbing vertically on safeties and giving great fakes as the top of routes that allow him to consistently get open on vertical routes. Has the speed to run away from defenders consistently.
Ample separator to multiple levels of the defense.
Williams uses his quickness and fluid route-running ability to create separation. His ability to accelerate and stop on a dime allows him to uncover defenders. Excels at pushing routes vertically to threaten defenders deep and then quickly snapping off the routes.
Run After Catch Skills
A slippery ball-carrier that is a tough tackle for defenders.
Run After Catch Skills
Williams excels running after the catch. Can make multiple defenders miss in a condensed area. Has exceptional short-area quickness and elusiveness to make defenders miss in the open field. Also has enough vertical speed to run away from defenders once he has the ball in his hands.
Jameson Williams is an Ohio State transfer that saw minimal playing time due to a loaded WR room. He transferred to the Alabama program this year and emerged as a top WR for the program. In a year where there was inexperience amongst the Alabama receiver corps, Williams has emerged as the No. 1 guy.
Williams is a smooth route-runner that has the quickness to win early in route progressions and quickly makes himself available for the quarterback. He’s a quick accelerator that pushes routes vertical then has the ability to sink his hips and quickly snap off routes. Excels at running deep routes. He understands how to properly leverage defenders on deep routes and then make a cut and use his speed to run away from them. Williams is a big play waiting to happen that seamlessly made the transition into the Alabama offense.
Ideal Role: As a Z or slot where he can use his quickness to get open quickly
Scheme Fit: In a spread system that aligns him in the slot or runs bunch sets that he can get free releases.
Written by Keith Sanchez
Games watched: Miami (2021) Texas A&M (2021) Arkansas (2021) LSU (2021)
Best Game Studied: Arkansas (2021)
Worst Game Studied: Miami (2021)
Route Running: See Above.
Hands: Williams displays good hands and the ability to pluck the ball out of the air. Displayed confidence in his hands and his ability to catch the ball away from his body. Understands how to adjust his hands depending on ball location. Had a couple of drops that were due to concentration more than ability.
Separation: See Above.
Release Package: At Alabama, Williams lined up in the slot or in bunch sets a good bit of the time, which allowed for him to have free releases and win with his quickness. Displayed a quick hand swipe on defenders that tried to press him at the line of scrimmage. His lack of overall strength showed itself at times in his ability to get free from defenders who were able to successfully get hands on him early in his release.
Run After Catch: See Above.
Ball Skills: Williams displayed good ball skills. Great at tracking the deep ball and adjusting his trajectory to catch the ball in stride. Would like to see him improve on contested catches and catching balls in traffic.
Football IQ: Williams shows a good understanding of the game through his route-running. Understands when to throttle down his routes against zone coverage and when to run away from defenders against man. Also understands what leverages defenders are trying to play against him and does a great job of stemming defenders to get to the spot that he needs to get to.
Versatility: Williams has athletic traits that can make him a versatile offensive weapon in the NFL. His ability to quickly accelerate and push routes vertically make him an instant deep threat in the NFL, and his short-area quickness and elusiveness allow him to be a run after the catch threat when you get the ball in his hands quickly.
Competitive Toughness: Willams competes as a route-runner and in his effort to uncover defenders. His run after the catch yardage is also an indicator of him wanting to compete. Would like to see him compete more as a run blocker.
Big Play Ability: Williams is a big play waiting to happen. His ability to properly stem defenders and uncover on deep routes makes him a consistent big-play threat. Possesses great deep speed to flat-out run away from defenders.
TDN Consensus: 87.08/100 (First Round Value)
Crabbs Grade: 87.50/100
Marino Grade: 87.00/100
Harris Grade: 87.00/100
Sanchez Grade: 86.50/100
Weissman Grade: 87.50/100
Parson Grade: 87.00/100