Williams hails from George Southern in college, where he was a three-year starter, missing one season with an injury. He finished the 2015 season with 107 tackles, including 10.5 for loss, earning himself All-Sun Belt Conference Honorable Mention. The small-school prospect has good NFL size at 6-foot-3, 245 lbs.
Here's what analysts have to say about Williams:
Big boy with legit, NFL size. Efficient with diagnosis and plays with disciplined flow mirroring the runner. Plays with running lane recognition and will step into a lane to deter running back.
Could use more bend in his play. Sits on second level too long rather than making preemptive strike downhill. Cautious approach prevents him from making more winning plays.
STRENGTHS: Built like a NFL linebacker, hits like a truck and uses the pursuit angles and chase skills to be effective.
WEAKNESSES: He lacks sudden burst in his movements. Pre-draft workouts will be key in giving evaluators a better idea of his athleticism.
Williams will compete for a linebacker spot on the roster. Detroit doesn't have a lot of depth at the position, so Williams currently has a good shot at making the final cuts.