Leonard Williams, College Football’s Best NFL Prospect

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Oct 11, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Southern California Trojans defensive end Leonard Williams (94) against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. The Trojans defeated the Wildcats 28-26. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports


Williams has the talent and skill set to fit any scheme while he’s versatile enough to play any position on the defensive line. He has the speed to come off the edge in the 4-3 as an end as his size would make him more of a 4-3 base end. Also in the 4-3, he would make a great 3-technique in the 4-3  as his speed and quickness would make him an excellent penetrator.

Then of course, his height, weight and speed make him a natural for a two-gap, 3-4 end, where he plays already. I personally wouldn’t do it too much but if you wanted to, you could put him at nose tackle and he would still be disruptive. The names in comparison you hear the most coming from scouts are Richard Seymour, Gerald McCoy, J.J. Watt and Ndamukong Suh.