By: Steve Johnson
Jonah Williams, OT, Alabama
6’4 1/2″ 302lbs
33 5/8″ arms. 10 1/8″ hands.
5.12 40 28″ Vert 100″ Broad Jump 23 Bench Reps
8.01 3 Cone Drill 4.79 20 Yard Shuttle
2016: 15 starts at RT
2017: 14 starts at LT
2018: 15 starts at LT
Accolades: 2015 USA Today All-American, 2016 Freshmen All-American, 2016 2nd-Team All-SEC, 2017 First-team All-SEC, 2017 Third-Team All-American, 2017 CFP National Champion, 2018 First-team All-SEC, 2018 Unanimous All-American
History: Five-star recruit from Folsom, CA. Left Folsom High School to enroll early at Alabama. Will forego his Senior season, has declared for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Strengths: Experienced, three-year starter. Stout, strong anchor. Has big and strong hands. Great technique, beats his man to his assignment with excellent angles. Locates his man and seals lanes. Can chop down rushers hands and reset. Plays with good leverage, good body control. Has matched up against top edge competition throughout career. Great character, hard worker.
Weaknesses: Lacks elite length. Size is good, not great for a tackle. Elite athleticism isn’t there, that may turn some teams off. Might not be able to handle some of the NFL elites, lining up at Left tackle. Can have some trouble with power.
Overview: A technical and experienced tackle, Williams enrolled early at Alabama and started 44 games, lining up opposite some really good rushers. While he has good size and athleticism, he lacks elite traits in both. Making a switch to LG might make him a more impactful player.
Draft Projection: 1st Round
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.25
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