Today, 12:28 PM
Won't be able to do any updates here for the next ten days or so, got some work to do. In the interim, will leave one last writeup here. See you all post-draft! Best of luck to your favorite teams.
Many seem to think this is the top player in the class, I simply do not agree. Actually, I feel fairly strongly about it. Anyone who'd like to argue for his tape and traits over Aaron Donald can step up to the plate, i'd love to hear it.
Len Williams - 6.044 299
Natural power and hip snap, defeats blockers with heavy active hands and leverage. Can push the pocket and simply pancake interior OL who lack anchor. Outstanding balance and overall coordination. Goes over cut blocks and back side cuts with ease and fluidity, instantly back in the play. Finds the football and plays with good eye level. V active on the goal line and in the red area. Will be a day one starter and tremendous run force player. Does not appear maxed out and can add more functional strength. Could develop into a high motor pass rusher. Plus scheme versatility. Good kid, gets it. Studious note taker and genuinely wants to understand what is happening on a given play. Coachable and v well liked.
Modest first step and overall twitch. Not at all a sudden athlete, does not initiate first contact often enough and fires off the ball late. Seems questionable whether he will be an impact pass rusher vs. NFL talent inside or outside. Run-first mentality, can be late to diagnose pass. V raw as a pass rusher, no real counter move or inside rip. Flashes a decent inside spin but otherwise, lacks agility and first-step explosion as a rusher. Loses leverage the longer he stays engaged, though good feet allow him to keep balance and stay in the play.
I see him as Jared Odrick. Good player? Absolutely, sometimes a pro-bowl type player. But snap in, snap out, not a play you draft with a top 5 pick. I don't see the potential as a pass rusher ever going beyond "occasionally gives trouble when single blocked".