STRENGTHS - Williams size and strength are his biggest attribute that jumps off film. He uses it well to anchor his spot and rarely gets pushed back even when playing with poor leverage. He couples that with very good at the snap quickness, especially against the run and can be found consistently making plays behind the line of scrimmage. With that quickness he can its teams the flexibility to play inside or outside in a 34 style of defense, which he is best suited for at the next level.
WEAKNESSES - Jesse will need some time to still develop fully since he got into football late and use can still see the rawness in his game. He lacks the same explosiveness when playing against the pass and gets satisfied with just trying to knock balls down. Durability is a bit of a concern with the concussion and shoulder issues in his past.
SUMMARY - Coming from Junior College, Jesse Williams stepped right into a big time program and performed at a high level on a Championship Team at both the DT and DE positions. This is a testament to his overall skills and versatility. He moved inside this season and was the anchor needed to continue Alabama's defensive line dominance. He shows the toughness we have come to find in former Australian Football Players, but is also why he got into football late and will need time and work to continue to learn and develop at a player. In Alabama's opening game he did suffer a concussion, but was able to come back and finish out the season strong. With his skill set, size and strength he has an extremely high ceiling. Overall, Jesse Williams should be drafted on the first day and has all the ability to develop into a front line starter for any type of defense but is best suited for a 34 style team. Even a team that plays a 43 defense would value him as a 1st rounder as it is rare to find a defensive linemen with his measureables, athleticism, playing strength and speed. .