The 6-foot-3, 245-pound linebacker led his unit in tackles (107), sacks (4.0), tackles for loss (10.5) and forced fumbles (4) in the 2015 season. He possesses the size and build for a SAM backer in the NFL and should contribute on special teams right away. With the vacancy at the third linebacker spot behind Tahir Whitehead and DeAndre Levy, there is a possibility he could even win the job. Williams actually has a similar skill-set to Kyle Van Noy and could battle with the former 2nd-round pick for playing time.
Many considered Williams a combine snub as he was not invited to Indianapolis this year. At Georgia Southern’s Pro-Day, the talented backer was still able to impress with athleticism after recording a respectable 4.77-second 40-yard dash. Unfortunately, the Georgia Southern’s full pro day results were not released.
There is a chance that Williams teammate SS Antonio Allen could join him in Detroit as an undrafted free agent. The Lions were one of the teams who showed interest in the safety.
“Williams’ tackle production in 2015 looks great on the resume, but what will intrigue teams is his size and length. While he fills up a stat sheet, there is still plenty of meat that Williams leaves on the bone. The good news is that some of his issues aren’t related to physical limitations and he has the tools to improve. Worthy of a third day pick and could fight for a backup spot in 2016.” -Lance Zierlein at NFL.com