Strange that of the tight end prospects available for the 2013 NFL draft, Michael Williams was not one of them. Then again, the combine likely would not have shown the true value of this player from defending BCS National Champion Alabama.
There are pass-catching tight ends and blocking tight ends, at least in a nutshell. Williams is the latter, and he has better athleticism than he gets credit for. But this guy is all about run-blocking.
Yes, offensive linemen such as Chance Warmack, D.J. Fluker and Barrett Jones get most of the credit for the Crimson Tide's overwhelming ground game. But Williams, at 6'5'' and close to 270 pounds, was a major contributor in that effort.