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Derrick Williams Scouting Report


By Michael Pierce


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Williams Derrick Penn State WR 6.0
Last Name First Name College Position Final Grade
6'0" 194 4.58
Height Weight 40 Time
ATHLETIC ABILITY SECTION GRADE: 7.0
Q.A.B 7.0

Quick Feet 7.0

C.O.D 7.0

Flexibility 7.0

Coordination 7.0

Williams is no doubt an outstanding athlete with tremendous quickness. He has very quick feet that allow him to change directions quickly and make people miss. Williams has good body control and coordination that helps him to glide tough catches in traffic. Williams' speed and balance makes him an asset as a returner, runner, and receiver.
COMPETITIVENESS SECTION GRADE: 5.5
Toughness 7.0

Clutch Play 6.5

Production 4.0

Consistency 5.0

Team Player 6.5

Pride/Quit 6.5

Williams plays very tough and physical for a smaller WR. He is a playmaker who seems to come up with great plays in clutch situations. Williams has never been the go to guy at Penn State and that has effected his production. Williams was the team captain in 2008 and is a very vocal leader even while not being the most productive. Williams attacks the secondary with aggressiveness and does not shy away from hits. He has trouble with being consistent in his route running and making the catch without trying to make a move first.
MENTAL ALERTNESS SECTION GRADE: 6.0
Learn/Retain 6.5

Inst/Reaction 6.5

Concentration 5.5

Williams is a smart player whose experience helps him to understand situations. He displays good instincts and reaction when playing against a zone or when running with the ball to find the openings. Williams knows how to make himself an open target against zones and in the red zone. He lacks concentration at times trying to make a move after the catch or before he secures the ball.
STRENGTH/EXPLOSION SECTION GRADE: 6.5
Body Type 6.0

Durability 6.5

Explosion 6.5

Play Strength 7.0

Williams is not a huge receiver but has good size and with his speed can be a very successful slot receiver. He is a strong and explosive receiver who uses his physical style to get separation from corners and he is a very aggressive blocker downfield using angles and strength. Williams plays a lot stronger than receivers that are bigger than him. He takes a lot of pride in playing hard and explosive on every play.
GDE CATEGORY COMMENTS/DESCRIPTION COMBINE NOTES
6.5 HANDS Very good/loses concentration at times 225 Reps:

15

Vertical Jump:

DNP

Broad Jump:

DNP

20 Yard Shuttle:

DNP

60 Yard Shuttle:

DNP

3 Cone Drill:

DNP

6.5 INITIAL QUICKS Very quick burst to get into route quickly
6.5 CLEAN RELEASE Quick off ball with no one in front
6.5 RELEASE VS JAM Physical/strong/uses hands well to break jam
5.5 PATTERNS Needs more explosiveness out of cuts/sharper routes
6.5 ADJUST TO BALL Very good body control
7.0 R.A.C Outstanding elusiveness in open field
6.5 DEEP THREAT Very good straight line speed can run past some
5.5 HAND/EYE COOR. Lacks concentration at times tries to make move before securing the ball CRITICAL FACTORS
7.0 BLOCKING Outstanding/strong physical/very good technique Size: 6.0

Athleticism: 7.0

Hands: 6.5

Competes: 5.5

Play Speed: 6.5

Instincts: 6.5

6.5 RETURN ABILITY Very elusive in space can break the big play
6.0 FUMBLE/ERRORS Does not make many mistakes but loses concentration at times
STRONG POINTS WEAKNESSES
Williams is an outstanding athlete. His quickness and elusiveness in space make him a valuable playmaker for any team that gets him. Williams has the ability to catch, run, and throw the ball and that makes him an immediate asset to a team with a wide open offense. Williams is a physical strong player who is a very aggressive blocker. Williams has never had a ton of production at Penn State and has showed some inconsistencies with his route running. He has also shown signs of a lack of concentration when making moves after the catch or before he has secured the ball.
SUMMARY
Williams is an outstanding athlete and has the ability to make big plays from just about anywhere on the field. He has played many different positions over the years and that versatility makes him a valuable player to an NFL team especially those looking to work on the Wildcat offense. Williams is a very aggressive player who loves contact almost as much as Hines Ward; he blocks very well with great technique and strength. Williams just needs to work on his consistency, concentration, and prove that he can be a productive WR at the next level.


Numerical Final Grade Scale:

  • 7.0-7.9 - Pro Bowl potential
  • 6.5-6.9 - Highly-productive starter
  • 6.3-6.4 - Very good starter
  • 6.1-6.2 - Good starting player
  • 6.0 - Very productive backup/may develop into starter
  • 5.9 - Very good backup/special-teams player
  • 5.8 - Quality backup/special-teams player
  • 5.5-5.7 - Backup/project/special-teams player
  • 5.0.5.4 - Backup/scout team


  • Individual Numerical Grade based on a 1-9 scale, 1 (not good enough for NFL) to 9 (rare quality).



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