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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Seth Williams

  • The Draft Network
  • December 30, 2020
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He's got the prototypical size and skill set to be an “X” in the NFL. A natural hands-catcher with strong hands who rarely allows the ball to get into his frame, Williams rarely double-catches the football. He likely won't win against press coverage with foot quickness. However, when he learns to use his hands and excellent functional strength, he won't have an issue off the line of scrimmage. He's fearless when catching slants over the middle and is very good in contested catch situations. In the NFL, he will be a red zone nightmare for defenses in slant, fades, 50/50 balls, and back-shoulder situations. He will have no problems excelling on special teams if needed. He doesn’t have elite separation agility at the top of the route and likely won't win with quickness against man coverage in this way—he has some stiffness in his hips.

Ideal Role: Subpackage wide receiver.

Scheme Fit: This player has the skill set to fit into any offensive scheme.


Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: Georgia (2019), Florida (2019), Oregon (2019), Georgia (2020), Auburn (2020)

Best Game Studied: Georgia (2019)

Worst Game Studied: Georgia (2020)

Route Running: This is an area of his game that needs to improve. He is strong in the routes that he can run, but lacks versatility in this regard due to his lack of separation quickness. However, in-breaking routes in the short to intermediate areas are a strength for this player. 

Hands: He demonstrates good hands when catching the football. He excels in contested catch situations as well as in the red zone. He does a good job extending his hands and not allowing the ball to get into his body.

Separation: He lacks elite short-area agility as a route-runner. As a result, he is not an elite separator at the top of the route. However, he's excellent in contested catch and red zone situations. 

Release: This is an area where he really needs to improve. He is not a player who will defeat press with foot quickness. However, when he learns to use his upper body strength and hands, he will win more consistently against press. 

Run After Catch: He isn’t overly elusive due to his lack of elite short-area agility. However, his run after catch skills are good due to his strength as a runner. He is a physical player who is hard to tackle when he has the football. 

Ball Skills: This may be his biggest strength. He has an exceptional ability to track the football. He also demonstrates strong hands at the catch point to secure the catch with his hands. 

Football IQ: He plays the game with good football IQ. This is a player who has aligned in multiple places in his career. He also shows the awareness to check zone coverage, when he is on a drive or shallow cross over the middle.

Versatility: He doesn’t have a lot of positional versatility on offense. His skill set suggests he should be used predominantly as a big slot and align off the line of scrimmage. He does have value on special teams due to his toughness and physicality

Competitive Toughness: He definitely plays the game with physicality and physical toughness. He is also very competitive. This is evident in the red zone in slant, fade, and back-shoulder situations. 

Big-Play Ability: Williams plays with big-play ability. Although he lacks elite deep speed, he is a threat with throws down the field due to his 50/50 ball ability. He also runs strong after the catch, making him difficult to tackle.


TDN Consensus: 72.00/100

Kyle Crabbs: 71.50/100

Joe Marino: 71.50/100

Jordan Reid: 72.00/100

Drae Harris: 73.00/100

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