The 2021 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future. Here is the Seth Williams 2021 NFL Draft Profile.
Seth Williams Background
Position: Wide Receiver
Size: 6-foot-3, 211 pounds
2020 stats: 47 receptions, 760 receiving yards, 4 touchdowns, 16.2 yards per reception
Williams didn’t always have the best quarterback play at Auburn, but he was a solid receiver. Now, he will be trying to produce more at the NFL level.
He was one of the best players in the state of Alabama and decided to stay in the state to play for the Auburn Tigers. Williams immediately made an impact for the team as a freshman with 26 receptions for 534 yards and five touchdowns. His play helped Auburn go 8-5 and win the Music City Bowl. He really blossomed as a sophomore with 59 receptions for 830 yards and eight touchdowns. The Tigers won nine games, but lost in the Outback Bowl. As a junior, Williams hauled in 47 passes for 760 yards and four touchdowns. Auburn won six games, but lost in the Citrus Bowl to end the year.
After three years with the Tigers, Williams is heading to the NFL. He is currently projected to be a third to fifth round pick.
Williams is a big-bodied wide receiver who can play on the outside well. He is 6-foot-3 and 211 pounds, which is bigger than most corners who line up against him. He also has long arms at 33.5 inches, which helps give him an advantage as well.
He is an absolute weapon in the red zone because of his ability to win jump balls. Williams knows how to use his size well to shield defenders from the ball. He also can jump decently well and does a good job of attacking the ball at its highest point. His 17 touchdown catches in three seasons are impressive and show his ability to win in the red zone specifically.
His play strength is good for the position and he uses it well in the process of his route-running. Williams isn’t afraid to get physical to create separation. He uses his strength as an advantage. While, he’ll have to be careful not to pick up pass interference penalties, every receiver needs to learn to subtly push off to get more separation.
Williams needs a lot of work on his route-running. He runs routes that are rounded off instead of being crisp. If he can’t run better routes, he won’t separate at the NFL level. If that doesn’t happen, a lot of his production will have to come on contested catches, which isn’t exactly a great recipe for success.
His quickness and agility are below average for the NFL. He can take a while to get off the line of scrimmage, which allows corners to stay with him through the initial phase of his route. While he does have decent speed once he gets running, it takes a few seconds for him to get there. He doesn’t change directions well and has tight hips. This makes it tougher for him to run better routes and run after the catch well.
While not many will argue that Williams had subpar quarterback play in college, he also didn’t do a great job of catching some of the passes that were close to being on target. He can struggle with contested catches and has some focus drops. He’ll need to be more sure-handed to see the field a lot as a pro.
Projected Draft Range: Third Round Pick-Fourth Round Pick
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