Joshua Williams

Joshua Williams

Measurements
  • Height
    6030
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    195lbs
  • Arm
    32 7/8
  • Speed
    4.53
CB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5113
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    37
  • Weight
    192lbs
  • Arm
    31 1/2
  • Speed
    4.49
Peter Engler - Scout
Joshua Williams
  • Overall Rank
    313
  • Position Rank
    27
  • Position
    CB
  • Age
    22.7 Years
  • Team
    FAYETTEVILLE ST

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles PBUs Yds/Cov Snap Sacks Misc. Stats
2018 9 16 2 Not avail. 0.0
2019 10 32 11 Not avail. 0.0
2021 9 31 9 Not avail. 0.0

Build

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

Outstanding height with above the line weight. Thin, gangly body with thin arms of above the line length. High cut with skinny frame and spindly legs. No reported injuries.

  • Size
    8
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    4
Grade 6.3

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Limited instincts, consistently biting on fakes and getting manipulated by QB's eyes. Poor physical toughness, making a show of contesting WR blocks but rarely engaging on ballcarrier given opportunity.

  • Toughness
    3
  • Instincts
    4
  • Effort/Motor
    4
Grade 3.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Very flexible and displays adequate explosiveness. Adequate foot speed that will be tested against NFL-level competition. … Average COD and lets body get out of control through contact and/or cuts. Limited play strength, failing to generate power through arms and liable to get pushed off at top.

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    4
  • Flexibility/Bend
    7
  • Change of Direction
    5
  • Play Strength
    4
Grade 5.3

Technical

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

Possesses length to Jam. Extremely fluid for size, glides through backpedal and can turn quickly. Flashes the ability to burst quickly from backpedal. Very twitchy. High potential in Man, using length at top to catch WR and using burst to stick. Can get arm into catch basket to beat boxout and deflect. … Limited coordination through gangly arms, showing average timing and limited punch placement. Limited mirror at the LOS, frequently a step behind due to processing/body control. Limited balance, takes extra steps in plant and prone to slip. Average ability to anticipate route break. Lacks comfort in Zone, consistently biting on Zones and getting lost on QB's eyes. Average ball skills, failing to get head around and displaying limited tracking. Poor in run support, completely unable to shed WR blocks and shows little real interest in engaging on ballcarrier. At most, throws in a low shoulder on ballcarrier.

  • Hip Fluidity
    8
  • Burst to Close
    6
  • Plant and Drive
    5
  • Run Support
    3
  • Cover Ability
    5
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    7
  • Backpedal
    7
  • Ball Skills
    5
Grade 5.8

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?
Senior who has played 28 career games, including 9 in 2021. Underrecruited local prospect with 10.68 PR in the 100M who was raised by only his Army dad. Went to Palmetto Prep after HS in 2017. Signed with Fayetteville State. Named 2021 All-American. Under DC/LBs Coach Dominic Anderson (first season) and DBs Coach James Lott (first season), player was boundary CB in a versatile defense, responsible for deep half, quarter, deep third, and Man on WRs and TEs. Developmental CB you can win despite. Long, fluid corner who uses burst to break on route and foot speed to dominate at lower level. Very technically unrefined, lacking body control or strength through his enormous limbs. Lack of physical toughness could be a death knell for potential special teams impact.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Johnson C Smith
  • Oct - 16 - 2021
  • Patrolled his side and picked up an INT
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Bowie State
  • Nov - 13 - 2021
  • Got twisted in coverage one too many times in Conference Championship loss
Best Trait
Size/Fluidity
Pro Comparison
Demetrius McCray