Sam Williams

Sam Williams

Measurements
  • Height
    6035
  • Hand
    9 7/8
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    258lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/8
  • Speed
    4.46
ED Combine Averages
  • Height
    6032
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    33.25
  • Weight
    265lbs
  • Arm
    33 1/4
  • Speed
    4.8
Brandon Tamres - Scout
Sam Williams
  • Overall Rank
    178
  • Position Rank
    15
  • Position
    ED
  • Age
    23.2 Years
  • Team
    MISSISSIPPI

Stats

Year Games Played Tackles TFL Pressure % Sacks Misc. Stats
2019 12 37 9.5 13.7% 6 1 INT
2020 10 40 8 15.4% 4 1 FF
2021 13 57 16 14.5% 12.5 4 FF's

Build

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

Has an adequate lean frame, with adequate height and average weight. Has adequately broad shoulders, and adequately long arms, with adequate definition. Has a tight torso, with an adequate thick lower body. He has no significant injury history.

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

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Sam Williams displays an adequate motor, and displays adequate effort when in pursuit of ball carriers. He displays adequate snap timing/anticipation...He displays average instincts, with limited ability to diagnose run v pass. Displays average gap discipline vs the run. Does an average job of keying the ball on zone runs. He often is found giving a late push, hit or talking trash after the whistle, which can get him into trouble. Williams was suspended indefinitely in 2020 due to his arrest for sexual battery. He only missed a couple of weeks of practice due to the charges being dropped.

  • Toughness
    4
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    6
Grade 5.0

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Sam Williams is an adequate with adequate twitch. He has a combination of outstanding speed, above the line explosiveness, adequate balance/body control, COD, and short area quickness. Has adequate bend in the hips, knees, and average ankle flexion. He shows adequate ability to bend the corner due to his adequate bend and body control. Has adequate play strength.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    8
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 6.5

Technical

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

Sam Williams has an above the line get off due to his explosiveness and adequate snap timing/anticipation. He displays adequate pass rush ability due to his adequate AA, motor, and adequate heavy hands. He is able to close on the QB quickly and when in pursuit on run plays due to his outstanding speed...He needs to develop a better pass rush plan, and work on keeping half man relationship when rushing the passer. He has average hand usage and is slow to work hand counters. Against the run, he displays average anchoring ability at POA. Needs to improve his disengage timing and become more violent at POA. He plays too tall vs the run and pass.

  • Get Off/Initial Burst
    7
  • Pass Rush
    6
  • Heavy Handedness
    6
  • Point of Attack
    5
  • Disengage
    5
  • Closing Speed
    8
  • Twitch/Suddenness
    6
  • Play Temperament
    5
Grade 6.0

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?
Sam Williams Sr. is a 5th year SR from Ole Miss who started 27 of 35 career games at Ole Miss. He and his siblings were taken away from their mother's custody when he was around 6 years old. He was expelled from HS due to him and teammates playing with a knife at a football camp. He grew up with his grandmother and then aunt. He lived on the floor of a friend's house at one point of his life, and he moved in with a teacher for his senior year of HS. He only played one year of HS football, due to his initial focus on basketball. Williams had poor academics in HS which forced him togo the JUCO route. He played two seasons at Northeast Mississippi C.C. prior to transferring to Ole Miss. Williams saw time at off ball LB and DE in 2019 and 2020 before moving to DE full time in 2021. He was named First Team All-SEC, and was named an All-American by some outlets in 2021. He was also a participant in this year's Senior Bowl and Combine. Williams was arrested for sexual battery in 2020, but the charges were dropped. Williams fits best as a 7T-9T in a 4-3 scheme who can play with his hand in the dirt, or as a standup DE. Also has scheme versatility to play as a 3-4 OLB. Williams projects as an adequate rotational pass rusher, who has the ability to contribute on special teams.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Mississippi St.
  • Nov - 25 - 2021
  • 2 Sacks and 9 pressures generated.
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Baylor
  • Jan - 01 - 2022
  • 0 Pressures generated, and not a factor vs the run.
Best Trait
Closing Speed
Pro Comparison
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