2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: DJ Williams

Tight End - DJ Williams, Arkansas

Height:  6'1"
Weight:  245
40yd:  4.67

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  No
Private Visit to Team Facility:  No
Attended Proday:  Yes
Other: -

Quick Take:

Standard new wave TE that is more receiver than blocker.  Led his team in receiving as a sophomore, and nearly half of all his catches have gone for a first down.  Averaged 11.6 YPC in 2010, and earned the Mackey Award.  Excellent hands, doesn't let the ball get into his body.  Also willing to make the tough catch in traffic, takes hits and holds on.  Good YAC runner, has open field instincts of a WR.  Able to handle an edge in pass protection, but mostly relies on redirection.  Not going to stand in against NFL DEs in the running game, and not big enough to hold the edge in the NFL.  Moves well, very smooth in his routes, doesn't bob the head to give away his breaks and cuts.  fast enough to get deep in the seam.  Plays well against both man and zone coverage.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Middle of 4th round.

What is Denver's Interest In Him?

High.

Denver has to be interested in a TE upgrade, and while they can't afford to go shopping at the top of the draft, having the 3rd best TE available still there in the 4th would be a great excuse to get back into the 4th round.

Round
Position, Name


CB Patrick Peterson


DT Marcell Dareus


QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
1
DE Robert Quinn


DT Nick Fairley


QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers

Top

QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle RB Mikel LeShoure
OLB Bruce Carter
ILB Quan Sturdivant

Bottom OT Ben Ijalana
RB Daniel Thomas
DE Allen Bailey
DT Marvin Austin

Top QB Colin Kaepernick
LB Dontay Moch
3 Middle WR Greg Little
FS Quinton Carter

Bottom RB DeMarco Murray
WR Edmund Gates
RB Kendall Hunter
DT Kenrick Ellis
SS Jaiquawn Jarrett

Top RB Allen Bradford
4 Middle CB DeMarcus Van Dyke
TE DJ Williams

Bottom
5 Top

Bottom
6

7

[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]

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