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DJ Williams to the Green Bay Packers: 2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report

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DJ Williams 

At 6’2 245 the 2010 Mackey Award Winner is not your prototypical, big-bodied NFL tight end. But what Williams lacks in size he makes up for in speed and effort. 

Williams' speed (4.59 40) will make him a tough matchup for DE’s and slower LBs. The two-time All-SEC Tight End’s relatively small stature will limit role in the running game, although he has shown the willingness and desire to put a body on would-be rushers. 

The strengths of his game are great hands, above average speed, positive attitude and leadership abilities. 

Williams was consistently productive at Arkansas, averaging 49 catches/season in his 3 years as a starter, including a team high 54 as a senior. 

Williams also won the 2010 Disney Spirit Award in recognition (given to college football’s most inspirational figure) in recognition of his unconventional and incredible road to success.  When Williams was 12 his mother moved his family from Texas to Arkansas to escape her abusive, drug addict husband. 

Draft guru Mel Kiper called Williams “the best H-Back in this draft.”

Over the past few years Ted Thompson has built a name for himself as one of the best GMs in NFL and this pick will undoubtedly help add to that legacy.  Assuming Jermichael Finley comes back healthy in 2011 he and Williams could prove to be the best TE combo in football.  

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