Player Profile: Seth Williams

Height: 6’3”
Weight: 211 lbs
School: Auburn
NFL Comparison: Kenny Golladay

Why you’re drafting him…

Seth Williams is a certified big man and plays like one too. He’s an absolute bruiser and with his ability to get in the air and fight for the 50/50 ball, he is going to make one hell of a red zone target wherever he ends up. His statistics at Auburn don’t necessarily jump off of the page, but they are far from disappointing. Throughout three seasons, Williams surpassed the 2,000-yard mark by hauling in 132 receptions (16.1 YPC) and also put up 17 touchdowns over the course of his 33 games. He is essentially the prototypical size for an NFL wide receiver, which given how small many of the receivers in this class are, will be a welcomed addition to nearly any NFL roster. He could slot in as an outside, or “X”, receiver for a team within his first couple of seasons. Williams’ hands are also some of the best in the entire class, which as you could imagine, is pretty important for incoming wide receivers. The Auburn receiver is also exceptional with his run blocking, which should bode well for him finding the field to some degree early as a pro

Needs to improve…

Williams will definitely need to work on creating separation at the next level. While he has gotten much better over the past few seasons, this part of his game will definitely show up as a weakness. He lacks “quick feet” off of the line, and while I don’t doubt his route running, I’d definitely like to see a more agile Williams when he turns pro. I’m also not entirely pumped about his overall speed, but given his size I can’t say that I’m particularly disappointed. I don’t think he’ll be an immediate impact receiver, but if he is given the right amount of time to develop, I think he could become a team’s Kenny Golladay

Prediction for 2021 NFL Draft…

Williams will likely be a late day-two pick, but does most definitely deserve to be one of the top -10 receivers off of the board. I had mentioned before that he is not the most NFL-ready receiver of the bunch, so landing in a spot where he can learn the game at his own pace would likely be the most beneficial. I can see him landing on a team that is rebuilding their receiver room like New England or Baltimore

Dynasty fantasy football spin…

Being a day-two pick will be very telling for Williams’ dynasty stock, but I do think we’ll see it happen. He’s a naturally gifted player that seems to be very coachable, which should likely land him as a late 2nd-round rookie pick in most leagues. He’s a great guy to target if you can afford to leave him on your rookie squad for a year or two, and I do think that he’s going to be a team’s WR1 within two or three seasons. Williams is all over the place in consensus rankings, but I think he needs to be firmly in everyone’s top-10 receivers and is an excellent grab-and-stash candidate in this year’s draft

Check out Zack Patraw of NFL Draft Bible on Sports Illustrated break down Seth Williams with the guys on the Loaded Box Podcast (Williams discussion starts at the 40:22 mark of the episode)

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