Player ranking and Stats
Let's face it: any senior offensive lineman coming out of Nebraska is going to get a look from NFL teams because of the storied program's ability to turn out pro-caliber talent. Williams' size and relative athleticism make him the next probable draft pick to come out of Lincoln.
Williams spurned his home-state Missouri Tigers to play for NU, redshirting in 2006 and played mostly on special teams the following year. He got his chance to shine as a sophomore, starting the last nine games of the year at left guard. He sat out the first game of 2009 due to injury, then played two as a reserve before starting the rest of his junior season, earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors - a feat he duplicated while starting every game in 2010.
Williams' physical attributes, college pedigree and obvious toughness make him a mid-to-late-round pick and give him a chance to start in the NFL in time, but his upright stance and lack of elite quickness could also cause him problems against quicker, stronger linemen at the next level.