Scouting Report: Mike Williams

Written by Rob Engle on April 23, 2010



Mike Williams


Position: WR School: Syracuse
Height: 6’1 1/2 Weight: 221 lbs
Class: RS-Junior 40 time: 4.59

Overall Grade:

5.94

Draft Projection:

3rd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 5
Quickness/Agility 10 5.5
Strength/Explosion 10 8.5
Athletic Ability 8 6.5
Durability 8 7
Character 6 0.5
Production/Experience 6 3
Toughness 8 6.5
Potential 10 9


Wide Receiver Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Route Running 10 8.5
Hands 10 9
Blocking 4 3
Short Routes 8 7
Deep Routes 8 75
Elusiveness/YAC 8 4



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Very good size and bulk for a WR, which is one of the first things you look at in a guys ability to potential be your #1. Big, soft, natural hands catcher who almost never lets the ball into his body. Great route runner which he uses to gain good separation. Very athletic and good with the jump ball – really highpoints the ball. Tough and physical after the catch. Productive when he was on the field.

Weaknesses

Extremely questionable character – was suspended for one game in 2009 for violating team policy and then later reportedly quit the team. Word has it that Williams may have issues with gambling, which led to him leaving the team. Was academically suspended for the 2008 season. Not very fast, quick, or elusive. Run blocking could use a little work but he tries.

Analysis

Has all of the potential and tools to be a true number 1 target for some team, but his character issues are serious. He has 2nd round talent, and if he makes some team believe that he’s over his problems he could go in the 3rd round, but he is likely to fall further than that. If he stays out of trouble, expect him to be pretty successful.

Experience

Began starting during his sophomore season.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: n/a

Academics

Unknown major at Syracuse.

Injuries

No history of major injuries.


Receiving Stats
Year Rec Yards Avg Long TD Rush Yards TD
2009 49 746 15.2 66 6 1 -7 0
2008 - - - - - - - -
2007 60 837 14.0 61 10 0 0 0
2006 24 461 19.2 47 4 0 0 0



Highlight/Lowlight Video – from our friends at Pro Draft Party




httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlFFS-KfMho





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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.