Seth Williams Draft Profile
Everybody knows that wide receivers are known for being diva’s. I’m not sure if diva is the right word to describe Seth Williams, but he plays with a lot of emotion. He isn’t afraid to talk trash and get in his defenders face. Seth Williams should be a developmental receiver in the NFL; he has game changer potential and is a boom or bust prospect. His 6’3, 215 lb. frame makes him one of the better big body receivers in this draft and he should be a day three pick on the first of May.
Starting with what Williams does well, he is extremely athletic for a 6’3 receiver. He could probably do 360 windmill dunks, his hops are out of this world and he isn’t afraid to hurdle a corner after the catch. Williams takes advantage of flat footed defensive backs at the top of his route. Similar to Davante Adams, there is a little hop step that he does to make his defenders miss at the top of his route. The combination of athleticism and large frame makes him an asset in the red zone. On back shoulder throws, Williams does a great job at securing the catch. He can move very well after the catch especially for his size. Williams has a high ceiling and a low floor.
There were a few flaws that stood out in Seth Williams’ game. The first thing is that he got absolutely strapped by Jaycee Horn. I know Horn is the best corner in the draft, but he really couldn’t do much. While there is a lot of things to like about Williams’ releases at the top of his route, sometimes he takes too long which messes up timing. There is also a concern when it comes to his blocking, he made a few highlight blocks where he lowered his shoulder, but he doesn’t have the strength to really hold a block. There were also times that he took his eye off the ball because he was concerned about a potential big hit. Williams will be a project in the NFL.
There is a lot to like when it comes to Williams’ game, but there is a lot that makes you concerned. If I were to put Alshon Jeffery and Demarcus Robinson in a blender, you get Seth Williams. A receivers coach like Antwaan Randle El for the Detroit Lions could utilize Williams’ full potential. The Eagles need a big receiver and Williams can take over for Jeffrey’s role. Williams is a risky pick that can pay off in the long run.
Route Running 7/10
Yards After Catch 7.5/10
Contested Grabs 7/8
Releases/ Top of Route 6.5/8
Catch Radius 6/8
Final Rating: 74
Pro Comparison: Demarcus Robinson
Team Fits: Texans, Lions, Eagles
Draft Ranking: Fifth Round - Sixth Round
Draft Projection: Fifth Round