Jameson Williams

Jameson Williams

Measurements
  • Height
    6014
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
  • Weight
    179lbs
  • Arm
    32 1/8
  • Speed
WR Combine Averages
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    200lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.51
Brian Friedland - Scout
Jameson Williams
  • Overall Rank
    12
  • Position Rank
    3
  • Position
    WR
  • Age
    21.2 Years
  • Team
    ALABAMA

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2019 11 6 112 18.7 1 0.5 REC/G
2020 8 9 154 17.1 2 19.3 YDS/G
2021 15 79 1,572 19.9 15 352 KR YDS, 2 TDS

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Size is adequate with a 6-2 height, but he may need to add 5-10 pounds just to be able to take some of the bigger hits in the NFL. Has above the line length. Frame and durability are average as he has a slender frame and durability concerns with the torn ACL he suffered in the National Championship.

  • Size
    6
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 6.0

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Williams shows adequate toughness with the ability to keep moving his legs as players attempt to tackle him in the open field. Instincts are adequate with Williams showing a promising ability to diagnose zone coverages and sit in the soft spots of the zone. Effort and motor are average with Williams not improvising a lot and stopping his routes earlier than he should (v Tennessee/Q2/0:22).

  • Toughness
    6
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    5
Grade 5.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Explosiveness and speed are outstanding. It clearly shows in his deep threat ability. Body control is adequate with flashes of above the line due to his ability to adjust to throws on his back shoulder. Flexibility and bend are above the line as Williams has loose hips and is able to stop on a dime. Change of direction is adequate with flashes of above the line. Play strength is average, but Williams shows that it could get up to adequate with added weight. There are times where his contact balance is above the line (AT Texas A&M/Q4/6:22).

  • Explosiveness
    8
  • Speed
    8
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 6.7

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Was an integral part of Alabama's kick return team, and he showed patience and vision on top of his explosiveness on kick returns. Perimeter blocking is below average with play strength only being average. Teams won't be drafting him for his blocking ability. Suddenness is above the line with Williams having above the line shiftiness off of the line. Release is adequate with Williams having trouble against more physical corners, with the exception of in the red zone where he flashed outstanding release. Route running is adequate with Williams doing relatively well with the routes he was asked to run. There wasn't a ton of variation in his routes, but he is certainly capable of excelling in intermediate routes in addition to deep routes. Ball skills are adequate, and his hands could improve in order to raise this skill to above the line (v Arkansas/Q1/2:15). Run after the catch is above the line with Williams having the ability to take short passes for huge gains even if the separation from corners isn't completely there (v Arkansas/Q2/1:54). Vertical threat prowess is elite with Williams' speed and explosiveness giving him the edge over corners in one-on-ones (v Arkansas/Q2/5:34).

  • Ball Skills
    6
  • Suddenness
    7
  • Release
    6
  • Route Running
    6
  • Run After Catch
    7
  • Vertical threat
    9
  • Perimeter Blocking
    4
  • Return Ability
    8
Grade 6.6

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Jameson Williams came into Ohio State as a four-star recruit from Cardinal Ritter College Prep. His freshman season, he played in 11 games for the Buckeyes where he reeled in just 6 REC for 112 YDS and 1 TD. The next year, Williams saw playing time in eight games where he was able to catch 9 passes for 154 YDS and 2 TDS, including one against Clemson in the Sugar Bowl. Williams decided to transfer to Alabama where he was immediately eligible to play for the Crimson Tide. The junior broke out in 2021 as he compiled 79 REC for 1,572 YDS and 15 TDS on top of being named a First Team All-American, a First Team All-SEC WR, and the SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Year. He is a WR2 with WR1 upside who wins with his elite vertical threat ability, outstanding speed and explosiveness, and his run after catch ability. He will need to add strength in order to be more effective on immediate routes and to be able to not get jammed by more physical corners off of the line as well as improving his hands in order to not be as much of a body catcher to reach his full potential.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Arkansas
  • Nov - 20 - 2021
  • Was extremely effective on deep routes, and showcased impressive run after the catch ability, especially with little separation created off of the line, on his way to recording 8 REC for 190 YDS, 3 TDS, and 23.8 Y/C
  • iconWorst Game
  • V Tennessee
  • Oct - 23 - 2021
  • Despite finishing the game with 6 REC for 123 YDS, Williams struggled to make catches, whether they be contested or open, and had a hard time matching the physicality of Tennessee's secondary
Best Trait
Vertical Threat Ability
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