2013 NFL Draft Profile & Highlights: Georgia Safety Shawn Williams

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October 1, 2011; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs safety Shawn Williams (36) reacts with cornerback Branden Smith (1) after intercepting a pass at the end of the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs during the fourth quarter at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Mississippi State 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

 

Bio

Shawn Williams, Safety, Georgia

Birth date: May 13, 1991

Hometown: Damascus, Georgia

High School: Early County High School in Blakely, Georgia

 

Combine Results and Measurements

Height: 6’0″

Weight: 213 pounds

Arm Length: 30 3/4″

Hand Size: 8 3/8″

Broad Jump: 120.0″

40-Yard Dash: 4.46

Three-Cone Drill: 7.01

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.25

Vertical Jump: 36.0″

Bench Press: 25 reps

 

College Statistics

Year

Class

Solo

Ast

Tot

Loss

Sk

Int

Yds

Avg

TD

PD

TD

FF

2009*

FR

3

2

5

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2010*

SO

25

9

34

0.0

0.0

0

0

0

1

0

0

2011*

JR

48

24

72

5.0

0.0

4

58

14.5

0

10

0

1

2012*

SR

56

42

98

5.5

1.0

0

0

0

4

0

1

Career

 

132

77

209

10.5

1.0

4

58

14.5

0

15

0

2

 

Scouting Report Via Matt Waldman’s Rookie Scouting Portfolio

STRENGTHS: Strong build with good upper and lower body muscle definition…thumping run defender and doesn’t shy from contact, attacking and filling run lanes with a physical presence…smart with quick eyes to locate and read/react…natural football awareness and doesn’t play hesitant…strong competitor and looks to finish…drives fast downhill and works hard to fight off blocks…team leader and vocal, not afraid to rally the troops (and they listen)…good experience at SS and ST.
WEAKNESSES: Lacks ideal length and hand size…appears tight when changing directions or moving in reverse, limiting his play range…will get caught with his eyes in the wrong spot, abandoning his cover assignment and allowing WRs or TEs to burst passed him…allows too big of a passing window in deep coverage and needs to put himself in better position to make plays on the ball…too much contact in coverage before the ball arrives…missed opportunities due to streaky tackling habits.
SUMMARY: Spent most of his first two seasons as a reserve before starting at SS the last two years…average career production (4 INTs)…looks the part with his strong build and physical presence, but has some athletic limitations…plays fast downhill, but his aggressive nature gets him in trouble…natural leadership traits…average athleticism and lack of discipline in coverage will limit him at the next level, projecting him as a NFL back-up who should be able to make a living on special teams.

 

NFL.com Scouting Report

NFL COMPARISON

Sean Jones

BOTTOM LINE

Williams joined Bacarri Rambo as part of duo of NFL-caliber safeties lining up for the Bulldogs in 2012. He combines a thick build, fiery attitude, and very good athleticism to be an intimidator over the middle and in the run game. He intercepted four passes as a junior, but did not record a single interception as a senior. How much range he has in addition to questions about how he can handle slot receivers and tight ends will likely see him slide some on draft day. Still, Williams could potentially see himself as a future starting strong safety.

 

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