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Daryl Williams, OT

School: Oklahoma  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Lake Dallas, TX
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 327 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.343.131.8927 268'1"5.15-

Player Overview

Since Bob Stoops took over with the Sooners in 1999, five Oklahoma offensive lineman have heard their name called in the first round of the NFL Draft. The latest was Lane Johnson in 2012, a senior who took over on the blindside while Williams earned the starting right tackle job as a sophomore. That was the first of three consecutive all-conference seasons for the massive Williams, culminating with consensus First Team honors in 2014.

He may not possess the exciting upside of some of the more athletic tackle prospects in this class but scouts will find Williams' length, power and experience in a pro-style offense easy to project to the next level. Williams has the look of a plug and play right tackle in the NFL, which is likely to earn him a top 50 selection.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Williams looks the part with excellent body thickness throughout and an anchor to hold his ground. He is surprisingly quick off the ball and has the flexibility and balance to turn and seal defenders, without relying on his best assets - his natural mass and strength. Williams has heavy hands which he uses to latch onto and control opponents. He keeps his legs churning through contact as a drive-blocker, generating movement at the point of attack. Williams' comfort in sliding to his right in pass protection is clear. He shows impressive agility and balance, keeping his knees bent while creating a large arc for defenders to circle around. Four-year starter at Oklahoma and yet still accepted an invitation to play at the Senior Bowl, providing evidence of his love of the game and willingness to compete.

WEAKNESSES: Is athletic for a player of his size but doesn't possess elite foot quickness and therefore will always be susceptible to speedy edge rushers. Over-sets, on occasion in anticipation of speed rushes and can leave himself vulnerable to counters back to the inside. Wasn't as impressive at the Senior Bowl as he'd appeared on tape. Could project inside to guard for some teams but hasn't played this position.

PLAYER COMPARISON: Phil Loadholt, Vikings -- Stoops likes his offensive linemen to be massive road-grader types and so it is no coincidence that Williams offers a similar combination of size, power and relative reliability as the Vikings' 2009 second round pick.

--Dane Brugler, Rob Rang

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05/05/2015 - A closer look at the Panthers' five picks: Round 4/102 - Daryl Williams, T, 6-5, 327, Oklahoma...After giving up a third- and sixth-round pick to get Funchess, Gettleman gave up a fifth and seventh so he could get Williams. The Panthers had a third-round grade on a guy who could start at right tackle in Week 1. - The Sports Xchange


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