Measurable: 6-1 1/2, 179. 9 1/4 hands. DNP test (knee).
Statistics: Williams caught 15 passes at Ohio State but had 79 receptions for 1,572 yards (19.9 average) and 15 touchdowns on his transfer to Alabama. He was a first-team All-American and the SEC leader in receiving yards and touchdowns. As a bonus, he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.
More in-depth statistics: According to PFF, he had six falls (7.1%), an average of 9.3 YAC and 13 receptions on passes thrown over 20 yards down the field. Its disputed catch rate was 40.0%. According to Sports Info Solutions, he averaged 16 missed tackles per 100 touches, No. 23 in the draft class, but was No. 1 with 13.1 yards per target.
Personal touch: The St. Louis native won the Missouri State Athletics Championships in the 300-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles, and he broke Ezekiel Elliott’s state record in the 300 hurdles. “I have a speed that you can’t teach,” Williams told the Combine. “I have a lot of speed.” If not for the torn ACL, he might have won a national championship.
“Going through the practices”, he said at pro day. “Seeing Coach Saban’s defences, it’s one of the best defenses I’ve ever seen. It’s got a lot in it and I really think it’s an advanced defence. So if you have the chance to go against this defense, it helps you a lot.
“Competition, everything about Alabama football has helped me become a better man, a better football player, a better receiver. … It all fell into place and hit me. I want to to be the best. I wanted to be the best, but when I got here it took it to another level.
As noted by The Sporting NewsWilliams had more 70-yard, 60-yard, 50-yard, 40-yard, 30-yard, and 20-yard touchdowns than any FBS receiver.
” I have been very lucky. I’ve coached a ton of great receivers,” Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien told Sporting News. “And Jameson, relative to where he is in his career, being a college football player and probably having the chance to play professional football… Great speed, great road runner, very competitive guy. He is a very instinctive player. He’s a very smart player. And I can’t say enough about its competitiveness. He is a player who goes out and trains every day as if it were a match.
“And so I think that’s something the greats have – those traits. Everyone’s a little bit different. Everyone’s built differently. Everyone’s got different skills, different speed, things like that But the best ones I’ve been around, and Jameson is in that category, they all have that competitive spirit that’s really hard to find sometimes.
Williams said NFL Media’s James Palmer that he is ahead of his recovery. He also “gets a lot of movement” as he works out in the pool and does a bit of jogging. All of this progress gives Williams hope that he’ll be ready to take the field to start training camp.
“That’s what I’m aiming for,” Williams said of maybe being ready for training camp. “What wins is just making sure I’m 100 per cent before I do anything. That would be my schedule, but I’m just going to make sure everything is 100 per cent before I come back. just to be right.”
NFL Bible Scouting Draft Report: Williams displays track-level speed and explosiveness at all times. The clean cuts at the top of the tracks are able to create a separation. Has a unique ability to drop his hips and stop his momentum instantly. Shows advanced running ability to shift gears throughout its upper. A threat to overtake and can win on the field. Will do a good job finding and adapting to the ball. After capture, Williams has the ability to miss people and make plays in space. Extremely gifted athlete with quick feet and can run any route in a system.