Originally posted by nickbradley:
After looking through so many mocks, senior bowl coverage, scouting reports, etc, I've come to the conclusion that Alabama DL Jesse Williams is the beck pick for the 49ers.
but unlike many. I want him as a 5 technique end, not a nose tackle. His versatility, size, and experience playing at a high level makes him an ideal pick.
He might grow into a NT eventually, but that's not what I'd draft him for.
who else is with me?
Not me. Williams is a bit over-rated. In the 5-tech he will be horribly out of position: He will get stood up, out techniqued, and out-classed consistently by NFL O-tackles. He isn't quick at all. Don't use his hands well enough for the 5-tech. While he has massive gym strength he don't possess pocket collapsing abilities. And most notably, he's too stiff and not too agile. There's a reason he was moved from the 5-tech to the inside early
in his time at Alabama. Trust me, he won't see the 5-tech. in the NFL. He'll be a two down guy who won't play outside of the 2-tech. Finally, Although I think he's overrated I don't envision he'll drop past pick 25.
[ Edited by 9ersLiferInChicago on Feb 17, 2013 at 12:02 PM ]