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Seth Williams NFL Draft 2021: Scouting Report for Denver Broncos WR

BR NFL Scouting DepartmentContributor IMay 1, 2021

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, Auburn wide receiver Seth Williams (18) makes a touchdown reception as Texas A&M defensive back Myles Jones (10) defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland, File)
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HEIGHT: 6'3"

WEIGHT: 211

     

POSITIVES

— Long, tall outside-only WR.

— Delivers on length and athleticism in the red zone. Shows flashes of being a true ball-winner on 50-50 balls and creates touchdowns. 

— Flashes good feet and body control on underneath routes. Able to consistently turn tightly on his route breaks.

— Well built and a fluid enough athlete to adjust to throws and box out defenders on throws like back-shoulder go balls. Shows adequate play strength after the catch and will flash a stiff-arm. Has a frame that would allow for even more growth. 

       

NEGATIVES

— Not very physical or consistently competitive in play and will ball-watch. Will take charges from defenders when blocking in the run game. 

— Acceleration is just OK and requires buildup speed due to long legs.

— Below average with the ball in his hands. Lack quickness to make defenders miss in tight spaces. 

— Will body-catch throws over the middle because he's seemingly worried about where defenders are coming from.

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2020 STATISTICS

11 G, 47 rec., 760 yards, 16.2 avg., 4 TD

      

OVERALL

Seth Williams is a tall ball-winning WR who can have a role in the red zone for whichever team drafts him because of his feel for space and ability to win 50-50 balls. Williams is a fluid athlete and flashes good body control and foot quickness when asked to work underneath on shorter routes or when adjusting for throws away from his body.

He also shows adequate play strength, with some blocking flashes and a stiff-arm thrown in when he has the ball in his hands but overall does not consistently make defenders miss because of average lateral quickness. Williams lacks consistency and sustained competitiveness in his game.

Some of his frustrations on film are understandable because of his QB play, but there is a lack of sustained fight when blocking or after getting jammed repeatedly that is concerning, as the road only gets harder at the next level.

Williams is going to be a bit of a developmental player for whichever team drafts him, as he will need to continue work on his route tree and just overall play consistency. He might not be a great fit on special teams early on, but he might show more competitive edge with a better situation around him. He has a path and upside to being a true starting X WR in the NFL but will need a good team fit for him to find it.

     

GRADE: 7.3/10 (Round 4)

OVERALL RANK123/300

POSITION RANK: WR18

PRO COMPARISON: Kevin White 

     

Written by B/R NFL Scout Nate Tice

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