SI All-American Candidate Shawn Williams Highlights and Evaluation

Shawn Williams is a defensive end prospect from Imhotep Institute in Philadelphia, Pa. Williams is an SI All-American candidate.
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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.