Will is the new size CB that the NFL now needs to go up against the pro WR’s.
He is fast and strong. He is a fighter and uses his body to slow up the WR’s. New
cover techniques are needed and Will is learning them fast. Will is a good
tackler and has good hands to intercept the ball. Will had seven interceptions
in his senior year.
Needs to Improve
Will is a little stiff in the hips. His long legs make it hard to change direction.
Will has to learn that in the pros, you can only bump for five yards, not all
over the field like the college game allows.
Every time I see Will play, he gets better and better. With his size and the improvement
that I have seen on film, you can bet the scouts will look hard at Will. In fact, he could sneak into the first
round. He has pretty good speed, but he is not as quick as most corners in the
NFL. Without the quickness, the scouts may not feel that Will is an every down
CB. That’s the big question -- his quickness. His quickness, or lack of
quickness, will dictate if he is a 1st or 2nd rounder. I think the standards
for a CB are changing very quickly in the NFL. Every team needs at least one
corner that can handle a big receiver in the red zone. This type of corner is
not going to be as quick as the smaller ones. This type of corner needs to be
physical and have good straight-line speed. He does not have to change
direction quickly because those big, long-legged receivers cannot make their
cuts as fast. This is what makes a physical strong, tall, good speed corner so
valuable in the NFL today. Five or six years ago, Will is a fourth rounder that
you would move to safety as a project. Today, he is exactly what teams are
looking for…a big, tall, strong corner to cover a 6’5”-220 lbs-4.50 speed wide receiver
that is out-muscling our ‘5'9"-185 lbs-4.40 speed with great quickness and
change of direction’ pro bowl corner. (That's a mouthful.) I am going to guess
that Will goes in the 2nd round, but he’s another player that could sneak into
the latter part of the first round.