Preston Williams Scouting Report

STRENGTHS: Preston Williams possesses unique and special traits/athleticism for the WR position…outstanding long-speed…will threaten a NFL defense vertically the moment hesteps on the football field…Preston Williams projects to be a force after the catch and a YAC machine…smooth hands…physically imposing…there is no doubting the talent and we have just seen a sliver of what Williams can do…

WEAKNESSES: First and foremost, you need to address the elephant in the room…Preston Williams transferred from Tennessee to Colorado State and was forced to sit out the 2017 season due to suspension stemming from a misdemeanor assault charge…this is an issue that will keep Preston Williams away from the Scouting Combine and one in which he will have to address with NFL teams leading up to the NFL Draft…Preston Williams needs to use his length to his advantage…he lets the ball get in on his pads—this is unacceptable given the talent that he has to work with…the way he adjusts to the pass in the air is erratic in general…a very raw WR as it relates to his technical ability…will need a ton of work with NFL coaching…needs to play more physical at the point of contact…can be jammed and slowed at the line of scrimmage due to a lack of explosiveness off the line…his blocking is also all over the place…

COMP: Chris Henry

OVERALL: Preston Williams will be one of the more fascinating test studies heading into the 2019 NFL Draft…Williams has many red flags and is extremely raw…expecting initial impact from Preston Williams would be foolhardy…that being said, you don’t come across prospects like Preston Williams everyday…he is truly unique and extremely gifted…if you are looking for that mid-round, hype upside WR—look no further than Preston Williams…buyer beware…there is plenty of risk here, but there is also plenty of reward…given his red flags, his draft projection is significantly more fluid than most, but for the time being, I have him in the late 3rd-early 4th round range of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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