Terrance Williams I Baylor I WR I 6014 I 205 I Senior
40 Time (E): 4.50
Overview: Terrance Williams is a fifth-year senior with the last three as a starter. Williams lines up mostly on the outside but will play in the slot on an occasion. Williams entered the 2012 season with question marks as it would be his first without Kendall Wright lining up opposite him. Many questioned whether Williams would be able to produce at a high level without Wright and Robert Griffin III. Williams answered any questions with a terrific senior season as he grabbed 97 receptions for 1832 yards and 12 TD’s. .
Size/Speed: Williams checks in a shade under 6-foot-2 and 205 pounds. He was much better this season using his size to shield the defender from the ball. Williams is excellent in jump ball situations as he uses his frame and long arms to out jump opponents. Williams is a solid straight-line athlete that should run sub-4.5 at the Combine. Williams isn’t a quick twitch athlete as his speed is built up throughout his route progression. He isn’t sudden and doesn’t have great lateral agility. Williams does possess the speed to threaten the deep half in the NFL on vertical routes which should make up for his lack of quickness.
Hands: Terrance Williams struggled to consistently catch the football in 2010 and 2011. It was a major issue heading into the season as his all too often concentration lapses cost Baylor at times. Williams appears to have worked on this area as very few balls hit the ground this season. Williams isn’t a natural hands catcher and will let the ball into his body, especially in traffic but he’s more than adequate in this area after marked improvement this season.
Route Running/Release: Williams was used primarily on vertical go-routes in 2010 and 2011. He showed improvement as a route runner this season but is probably the biggest area of concern heading into the NFL Draft. He has a tendency to stay high into and out of his breaks. He’s faster than quick which makes him slow in and out of his breaks. He will need to develop as a route runner in the NFL. Williams is physical off the line but was rarely pressed at Baylor, probably due to his long speed. He does have excellent instincts and timing off the line. He does a nice job of delaying his release and exploding into his route.
YAC/Blocking: Williams doesn’t have great short area quickness/burst but he is dangerous after the catch, particularly if he catches the ball in stride. Williams isn’t going to elude tackles in the open field but will flat outrun an opponent. He’s physical enough to break a tackle or two. Williams was a willing blocker at Baylor. While he wasn’t spectacular he is more than adequate in this area.
Body Control: Body Control will separate Williams from other receivers in the draft. He may be the top receiver in this category this season. He high points the ball with his leaping ability and long arms. He can contort his body to make catches on the sideline and in the air. Williams in air adjustment to the ball are incredible to watch and will help him in the NFL.
Bottom Line: Terrance Williams is one of the top receivers in the draft. At just under 6-foot-2 with incredible long speed he will be a handful to cover at the next level. Williams should solidify himself as a top 64 pick but there are questions that should keep him out of round one. He improved in 2012 in terms of concentration and route running. Continued improvement in these areas could have Williams exceeding expectations in the NFL. With his play in 2012, Williams has locked down a selection in the top 64 picks and could outperform his draft position when it’s all said and done.