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NFL Draft Profile: Jameson Williams, Wide Receiver, Alabama Crimson Tide

NFL draft profile scouting report for Alabama wide receiver, Jameson Williams

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Pos: WR
Ht: 6014
Wt: 179
Hand: 0928
Arm: 3218
Wing: 7578
40: N/A
Bench: N/A
3-Cone: N/A
Shuttle: N/A
Vert: N/A
Broad: N/A
DOB: 3/26/01
Eligible: 2022
Saint Louis, MO
Cardinal Ritter High School

Jameson Williams
Alabama Crimson Tide


Like former Bama receiver Jaylen Waddle, Jameson Williams has the explosiveness to match him, with a bigger frame.


Williams displays track-level speed and explosiveness at all times. Hard cuts at the top of routes are able to create separation. Has a unique ability to drop his hips and stop his momentum instantly. Shows the advanced route-running ability to change speeds throughout his stem. A threat to overtop and can win downfield. Will do a good job finding and adjusting to the ball. After the catch, Williams has the ability to make people miss and make plays in space. Extremely gifted athlete with quick feet and can run any route in a system. Dangerous special teamer, can take any kick or punt to the house and consistently is able to put his team in good field position. 


Balance and physicality throughout the route could improve, gets knocked off his stem at times. Still has room to grow as a route runner, adding head fakes and jab steps. Getting cornerbacks’ hips turned and attacking blindspots will add to his game. A few concentration drops need to be cleaned up. Also, he needs to cut down on the body catches.


Williams is a special athlete that has exploded in a new offense this season. At Ohio State, he was buried in the depth chart behind other talented receivers. However, his elite speed and ability to make big plays may put him above his former teammates. If he comes out, look for Williams to be a fringe first-rounder and could make an immediate impact in the NFL.


Jameson Williams is a Wide receiver transfer from Ohio State to Alabama. He inserted himself into the starting lineup immediately thanks to a standout fall camp and hauled in an Alabama single-season record and an NCAA-leading four touchdowns of 70-plus yards this season. He also totaled 11 touchdowns of 30-plus yards or more to lead the nation and was one of 13 receivers in program history to eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving marker for a single season. He pairs with John Metchie III as only the second wide receiver duo to each eclipse 1,000 yards in the same season and was third on Alabama's single-season receiving yards list with 1,507 yards. Williams earned first team All-America recognition from the Associated Press and The Sporting News as a wide receiver and also picked up first-team honors from CBS Sports, Pro Football Focus and USA Today at wideout with recognizing him as a first-teamer at their all-purpose slot. He garnered second team All-America accolades from the AFCA and Walter Camp as a wide receiver and from the FWAA as a return specialist and was selected as the SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Year by the conference coaches. Williams earned All-SEC First Team honors as a wideout from the AP and coaches and was also tabbed to the All-SEC Second Team by both groups as a returner. He accumulated 1,507 receiving yards to rank fifth in Division I and pace all conference wideouts ... totaled 15 receiving touchdowns to lead the SEC and rank third nationally and his 107.6 receiving yards per game are tops in the league and good for ninth in the country. Williams finished second in the conference and sixth in Division I with a 20.1 yards per catch average and also second in the SEC and fifth in the country in all-purpose yards with 1,882. He paces the UA receivers in yards and touchdowns across his 75 catches, good for second on the team. He rushed three times for 23 yards and tied for second nationally with two kickoff returns for touchdowns. Williams contributed 10 total kickoff returns for a combined 352 yards and the two scores and he was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award after being added to the Midseason Watch List following Texas A&M week. He was selected as the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his output against Southern Miss and also earned special teams player of the week recognition from the UA coaching staff for his play against the Golden Eagles, Mississippi State and Georgia. Williams was named one of the offensive players of the week by the Tide coaches for his efforts against Texas A&M, LSU, Arkansas and Georgia.

Williams played in 22 games and made six starts during his two-year stint at Ohio State, totaling 15 receptions for 266 yards and three touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2020, he caught nine passes for 154 yards and a pair of touchdowns and caught three passes for 62 yards and a 45-yard touchdown reception in Ohio State’s 49-28 win over Clemson in the Sugar Bowl. As a freshman in 2019, played in all 14 games as both a wide receiver and on special teams and caught six passes for 112 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown catch against Miami (Ohio).

In High School he was rated as a four-star prospect and a top 150 player overall by’s composite rankings. He was the No. 2-rated prospect in Missouri by 247Sports and No. 3 by Rivals and helped Cardinal Ritter College Prep reach the Class 3 state championship game as a senior. Williams caught 68 passes for 1,626 yards and 22 touchdowns and had eight 100-yard games, including a 257-yard effort with five touchdowns. He scored at least one touchdown in 11 of 14 games and was selected to play in the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 3 in Orlando. Williams caught 36 passes for 1,062 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, while also returning three kicks for touchdowns. He was a track star who holds the state record in the 300-meter hurdles and won two state track and field titles.


Current Player Value/Potential Player Value

1st Round


“Jame-O is electric. He is someone who is going to work his tail off not just on Sunday but every day in practice. He brings energy, has amazing speed, great route runner, great hands, someone for me who is super easy to work with. Someone who came in and didn’t have a lot of time to learn the playbook and didn’t have a lot of time to be around guys but if you knew how hard he worked, you would never be able to tell. He is someone who always wants to be the last one on the field taking extra catches. Whoever takes Jameson is getting a special guy.” - Bryce Young on Jameson Williams

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