Cincinnati Bengals Draft Profile: Jonah Williams, Left Tackle, Alabama

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BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 03: Damien Harris #34 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a second half touchdown with Jonah Williams #73 while playing the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 03: Damien Harris #34 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates a second half touchdown with Jonah Williams #73 while playing the LSU Tigers at Tiger Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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The Bad

ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jonah Williams #73 of the Alabama Crimson Tide is helped off the field after an injury during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA – JANUARY 08: Jonah Williams #73 of the Alabama Crimson Tide is helped off the field after an injury during the third quarter against the Georgia Bulldogs in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Williams is not a guarantee to start at left tackle for any team. Williams is not as large as some of the leagues’ best-left tackles, which may make scouts and coaches be more skeptical of him, making some teams view him as a guard. Williams is too often overpowered when facing dominant edge rushers and was multiple times against Clemson’s stout defensive line. Williams played through many different small injuries at Alabama.

Final Verdict

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 03: Jonah Williams #73 of the Alabama Crimson Tide recovers the ball against Glen Logan #97 of the LSU Tigers in the first quarter of their game at Tiger Stadium on November 03, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 03: Jonah Williams #73 of the Alabama Crimson Tide recovers the ball against Glen Logan #97 of the LSU Tigers in the first quarter of their game at Tiger Stadium on November 03, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

Williams draft stock in the eyes of the Bengals will heavily depend on what style of offense Zac Taylor will want to run in Cincinnati. If he desires a more zone running scheme, which seems to be the new NFL’s rushing attack, Williams is a solid pick. If he favors a hulking presence such as Andrew Whitworth, then he may opt for other prospects, such as Mississippi’s Greg Little. In any case, a selection of Jonah Williams tells us fans that Zac Taylor values agility over power in his offensive lineman.

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