Name: Shawn WIlliams
I love this guy in the 2nd round. It would not surprise me to hear some draft experts call this guy a 1st round talent. I see him as a complete safety. He is awesome in run support and he possess all the physical traits to be solid in pass coverage as well. VERY hard hitter, this guy flat lays wood on people. I could easily see this guy filling Dashon Goldsons shoes. We would be wise to draft him and then franchise tag Goldson for one more season so that Williams can learn under him.
Many people will make the mistake of thinking that his lack of INT's in 2012 is a sign of his inability to be effective in pass coverage. This guy will be big time ball hawk and will be an absolute stud for whoever is smart enough to draft him. Below is some insight on Shawn WIlliams, courtesy of Scouts, INC.
Instincts/Recognition 2: Diagnoses quickly. Does a nice job of reading his keys and also shows good natural playmaking instincts. Adept at reading WRs routes. Understands leverage and angles. Does a nice job of maintaining leverage in deep-middle coverage. Regularly gets early jumps on the ball and seems to be in on more plays than most.Draft this guy Baalke
Cover Skills 2: This size and adequate-to-good hip fluidity. Can flip his hips with relative ease. Shows adequate burst out of pedal. Can be an intimidating presence over the middle/top. Knows when to attack the body and can separate ball from WR's hands/body.
Ball Skills 2: Emerged as more of a ball-hawk in 2011 with four INTs. Doesn't show great body control adjusting to the ball and has limited leaping ability (on tape). But consistently makes routine INTs. Shows adequate-to-good ball skills. Can pluck on the run (as seen on 4th QTR INT in 2011-12 Outback Bowl).