Scouting Report: Damian Williams

Written by Rob Engle on April 21, 2010




Damian Williams


Position: WR School: USC
Height: 6’0 5/8 Weight: 197 lbs
Class: RS-Junior 40 time: 4.55

Overall Grade:

6.22

Draft Projection:

2nd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 4
Speed 8 5.5
Quickness/Agility 10 7.5
Strength/Explosion 10 7
Athletic Ability 8 6.5
Durability 8 4
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 6.5
Potential 10 6.5


Wide Receiver Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Route Running 10 10
Hands 10 9
Blocking 4 1
Short Routes 8 8
Deep Routes 8 7.5
Elusiveness/YAC 8 6.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Excellent route runner. Good hands. Strong and physical after the catch. Very reliable and understands the game well. Can beat the jam at the line. Very safe pick. Looks fluid and athletic when running. Can contribute as a punt returner.

Weaknesses

Not very fast, or dynamic. Isn’t a big play maker and isn’t sudden. Not a good blocker, but he gives effort. Will never be a number 1 receiver. Had both shoulders operated on in 2007.

Analysis

Possibly one of the surest picks in the draft. Everyone knows what they’re getting with Williams and that’s a possession receiver. Could see himself fall further than some predict if teams opt for the sexier, more explosive pass catchers in the draft. Williams was a transfer from Arkansas to USC.

Experience

Began starting halfway through sophomore season at USC.

Awards and Honors

2009: 1st team All-Pac 10.
2008: n/a
2007: n/a

Academics

Sociology major at USC.

Injuries

Had surgery on both shoulders in 2007. Suffered sprained shoulder against UCLA in 2008. Missed one game in 2009 with a sprained ankle.


Receiving Stats
Year Rec Yards Avg Long TD Rush Yards TD
2009 70 1010 14.4 75 6 2 16 0
2008 58 869 15.0 35 9 4 43 0
2007 19 235 12.4 46 2 1 5 0



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Rob Engle

Rob Engle scouted privately starting in 2004. Rob participated in an internship with the Baltimore Ravens scouting department and is continuing his professional career by attending Miami University (Ohio) to obtain a degree in Strategic Communication. Rob is also a member of the Football Writers Association of America. See all posts by Rob Engle.