Thanks to a strong performance at the Senior Bowl, Brandon Williams isn't as unknown as he was a few months ago to both scouts and NFL teams.
While Williams lacks the ideal size for a defensive tackle or nose tackle in the NFL, he has incredible upper-body strength to make up for it. He consistently wins at the point of attack and creates backward movement at the line of scrimmage.
The biggest issue with Williams is that he isn't quick enough yet to be a quality pass-rusher in the NFL. He'll have no trouble eating up blockers and stopping the run, but it may take a while for him to get consistent pressure on quarterbacks.
Once he does that, Williams will be a force to be reckoned with at defensive tackle.
Honorable Mentions: Montori Hughes, Tennessee-Martin; Kwame Geathers, Georgia
Had Hughes not been dismissed from the University of Tennessee, he could been an early pick in this year's draft. Off-field issues forced him to a smaller school, but the overall skills are still there to be a successful player.
As for Geathers, the man is simply massive. At 6'5" and 342 pounds, Geathers can be an unmovable object in the middle of a defensive line. He'll need to learn to play as strong as he looks, but if he can do that, he could be a steal in the later rounds of the draft.