2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Aaron Williams, CB, Texas

by Cory J. Bonini on March 15, 2011 @ 04:02:24 PDT

 


Texas cornerback Aaron Williams chose to enter the 2011 NFL Draft following his junior season. He finished his Longhorns career with solid but unspectacular numbers: 45 total tackles, 1.0 sack, two interceptions in 2010. 

Strengths

  • Powerful lower body (37 1/2-inch vertical jump, 10-foot-7 broad jump)
  • Quality cover skills
  • Fluid hips - flips and runs with the best of them
  • Reads the receiver's body language well
  • Instinctual
  • Aaron Williams, draft prospect
    All-around solid prospect
    Quality size (5-foot-11 7/8, 204 pounds)
  • Willing tackler
  • Experienced zone corner
  • Contends for jump balls
  • Blitzing experience
  • Community leader, mature
  • Played top competition

Weaknesses

  • Average ball skills
  • Can play recklessly at times
  • Inconsistent tackler - needs to wrap up more often
  • Tends to take poor angles in run support
  • Needs to improve his technique in man-to-man press coverage
  • Not overly fast (4.52 seconds in the 40) - average recovery speed

Expected draft placement

Williams should be a late first- or early second-round choice in April's draft. He has the size teams look for at the position and, with a little coaching, could develop into a formidable player for years to come. Some draft analysis have alluded to Williams moving to free safety; if he does, it won't be until after an extensive trial at cornerback.

The Pittsburgh Steelers (No. 31) and Green Bay Packers (No. 32) are both in the market for a cornerback like Williams. If he fails to go in the first round, expect the Buffalo Bills (No. 34), Cincinnati Bengals (No. 35), Denver Broncos (No. 36), Arizona Cardinals (No. 38), Dallas Cowboys (No. 40) and Washington Redskins (No. 41) to all be strong possibilities to draft him. 

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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