Teams are always looking to add more weapons to their passing game and there is no lack of options at the wide receiver position in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, including Seth Williams. Here's a look at what teams like and have some concerns about when it comes to taking a chance on the former Auburn Tiger.
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Seth Williams Draft Profile
A big contested-catch specialist, Williams was dominant at times working outside and on in-breaking routes. He has the classic build for an X-receiver, battling and frequently beating press coverage to get his release. Auburn went to him often on jump-ball throws outside the numbers and in the red zone, and he showed excellent body control, ball-tracking ability and strong hands to finish plays. His size allows him to box out defenders, and he showed mastery of adjusting to the back-shoulder throw, as well as awareness when working the sideline. On slants, he walls off defenders and can be a handful to bring down after the catch. He’s a plus blocker in the run game.
He possesses some build-up speed, but Williams isn’t going to get much respect as a downfield threat. He ran a fairly limited route tree at Auburn, and defenders stay stuck to him — he will not create separation.
His lack of separation didn’t keep him from making a ton of big plays at the collegiate level. If nothing else, he’ll be a difference-maker due to his red-zone skills.
Final Grade: 2nd/3rd round