Prospect: Shawn Williams
Projected Position: Defensive End
Status: SI All-American candidate
Vitals: 6-foot-4, 260 pounds
Position: Defensive End
School: Philadelphia (Pa.) Imhotep Institute
Schools of Interest: Considering Arizona State, Pitt, Maryland, Buffalo, and others.
Frame: Well built prospect with a sturdy upper body that can add more weight. Could potentially play comfortably at 260 pounds depending on the defensive front.
Athleticism: Williams is a natural athlete who plays hard and uses his leverage well. He continues to grow into his natural position, which is likely in a more interior role on the defensive line. He is able to win battles with his quickness.
Instincts: He plays well across the front, and as he continues to grow into a natural position, his instincts will improve. Much of this will come with his growth and development. The motor and effort are there.
Polish: Williams has a lot to be desired from a polishing standpoint, but not in a bad way. He is a natural worker and is fluid in the hips which allow him to leverage himself into plays. He just has to find his true fit on the defensive front.
Bottom Line: Williams will make an impact on the defensive front at the college level, but he has to find a true fit first. As he does, he should be able to refine his skill-set and become more productive. He is natural in his movement and uses his leverage to his advantage, which is why he has been effective to this point.