Updated Oct. 30, 2020
By Charlie Campbell. Follow Charlie on Twitter @draftcampbell.
Returning for their senior season really works out for some players each year. Oklahoma State cornerback Rodarius Williams is one of those prospects who is really helping his draft stock this season. Sources from multiple teams call Williams' play massively improved in 2020, and at the moment, they think he will be no worse than a second-day pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Williams has not produced a huge stat line this season, collecting seven tackles and five passes broken up so far, but scouts love the cover ability he has shown this year. The 6-foot, 195-pound Williams has quality size and will enter the NFL with significant experience after playing all four years for the Cowboys. In the previous three seasons though, teams threw at Williams and his play was that of a late-rounder, according to team evaluators.
A few team sources said they thought Williams could end up being a second-round pick. One team said they had him graded on the bubble between Round 2 and Round 3m and another team said he would be a second-round pick at worst. If Williams can close out the 2020 season well, his draft stock could continue to rise.