Demorrio Williams   LB   Nebraska

 

Strengths

Strong, fast, quick, a leader, and a playmaker.  Because he’s a little short, he will be downgraded, but this kid is a player. You want him on your team. He has great open field tackling abilities. His instincts are excellent. He is as quick in the passing game as he is in the running game. He will demoralize offensive players all game long.

 

Needs to Improve

He has to grow. He needs lifts in his spikes so the scouts can think past their own noses. I guess the thinking is that if he was two inches taller, he would be a better player. My question is, how much better can an impact player be if he is already an impact player?

 

Bottom Line

Demorrio Williams will be an impact player that makes the players around him better. Because he is only 6’0”, he is going to be downgraded. Let me tell you, this kid is just as good as Jonathan Vilma of Miami. He can do it all on the field and I believe if you want to use him at any one of the LB positions, he will more than get the job done. Nebraska used him on the weak side, so the scouts just think it’s the only position he can play. They are wrong. Demorrio came into the combine at 6’0” 232lbs and ran between a 4.45 and a 4.55. So, let’s add it all up. A play-making LB that is a great open field tackler, shows leadership skills and LB skills as good as the best LB in this draft and everybody rates him as a third or fourth rounder.  Not me. Demorrio, on my list, is a bubble player. A late first to early second rounder, but that’s just crazy profile guy talking. Just to give you a hint…in 2004, Demorrio had 128 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, 1 interception. Vilma is 6’1” 230 4.50sp- 127tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 1 sack and 0 interceptions. Now stats really don’t tell the true story of how good a player will be, but you get my point. If he goes to the combine and his skills are equal to the best LB, then all that’s left are his football instincts. Demorrio (DAMN-GOOD) Williams.

 

Drew Boylhart