Chris Williams Scouting Report

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Chris Williams Scouting Report

Position: OL
Conference: SEC
School: Vanderbilt Commodores
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #74
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 320 lbs.
Drafted 1.14 in 2008 by CHI

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Chris Williams, OL, Vanderbilt

Williams leaves Vanderbilt as one of the best offensive linemen in the history of the program. Granted, the Commodores haven't exactly been a football factory through the years, but that doesn't diminish the quality of work Williams has done during his tenure. He was voted second-team All-Southeastern Conference by coaches in 2006, when he allowed just one sack -- none the last 11 games. He followed that performance with an equally strong 2007 campaign, when he again only allowed one sack and was an AP and coaches first-team all-conference selection. Quarterbacks love Williams, as they do all left tackles who don't have breakdowns in pass protection. He's able to counter any type of pass rusher with his size and quickness. He still has the potential to get stronger. He's a solid run blocker -- the Commodores rushed for 150 yards per game this past season -- but he has room to improve. He doesn't have the speed of some of the other top offensive line prospects. Williams may not have as big an upside as a couple linemen in this draft. But there is no question he's an elite prospect and there won't be a shortage of teams interested in acquiring his services for the next decade. The only problem for Williams is this is an exceptionally talented group of offensive linemen at the top, with up to seven grading as potential first-round picks. It's unlikely all will be called that soon, so Williams figures to be a value pick in the second round.

Last Updated Jan-11-2008 by Thomas Scott

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