Williams is a good pick perhaps for the second round. I absolutely love the idea of drafting a BIG DT in the first or second round. A run stopper the can plug the middle. We need an anchor in order to allow our edge rushers to get home and do their job. If we were going to use our first round pick on a BIG DT I think this is where we should go:
6-3⅝, 346 lbs - Georgia
Versus the Run 1 Massive two-gap NT with wide trunk and thick legs. Has adequate-to-good initial quickness and body control for size. Has tree trunks for arms and flashes ability to lock out. Good upper body strength (30 reps on bench). Has quick hands and flashes ability to shed and make tackles in confined area. Also makes a surprising number of play in pursuit for his size. However, pads tend to rise when he wears down. He will give up ground initially but more often than not he's able to recover. Can develop into a highly effective two-gap run defender if he keeps weight down, becomes more consistent with leverage and develops into more of a technician with his hands. Pass Rush Skills 4 Does not offer much in this area. Has enough initial quickness, size and power to collapse the pocket once in a while. But lacks the initial burst, lateral agility and closing burst to consistently disrupt. Quickness (hands/feet) 2 Quicker and more athletic than the perception. Surprises with agility and balance on tape. Needs to be more consistent and violent with his hand usage but flashes very quick hands when disengaging from blocks. Toughness/Motor 2 Falsely stereotyped as lazy on the field. Yes, he will wear down as game wears on but he plays with a much better motor than most 320-plus pound NT/DT types. Will pursue downfield. Flashes a mean streak.
He is expected to go around the 25th pick just in time for us to grab him. So that he does not tire out in games we could play in on first and second, running downs, and bring in our speed rushers for passing downs.
In addition it has been a year or so since we selected a defensive lineman in the first round. :-) What do you guys think of him? GO Big Blue!!!!