STRENGTHS - Williams has very good measurables for the position and the frame needed to absorb punishment and maintain health long term. He is a true homerun threat, as he can simply run by defenders in space. He does a solid job of running through contact on his routes, allowing him to consistently draw penalties or break free for potentially huge plays down-field.
WEAKNESSES - While Williams has outstanding speed, once the ball is in his hands he is not an elusive or powerful runner and struggles to break tackles and pick up yards after contact. He does not use his hands well against the jam and is not aggressive enough to consistently create separation. He is also not a physical blocker, preferring to catch his man instead of initiate with strong initial punches, causing him to struggle sustaining blocks in space. He is a body catcher that lacks natural hands and drops too many balls within his catch radius. On jump balls he does not consistently attack the ball in the air and lets the ball get into his body too often.
SUMMARY - Terrance Williams was a disappointing player to evaluate because while he was a highly productive player at Baylor because of his game-breaking speed, he lacks the well-rounded skill set to be a similar threat at the NFL level. Although he has very good height and bulk for the position, he does not play up to his strength level because of his lack of aggressiveness against physical defenders and struggles to separate vs. man press. He is too easily rerouted by aggressive corners and allows them to pin him to the boundary. He tends to let the ball get into his body and struggles to catch balls outside of his frame. If he learns to use his hands more aggressively to beat the jam, he could develop into a starter. However, at this stage, Williams does not offer much more than vertical speed, and with his suspect hands teams should be weary of over-drafting him based on potential alone.