Shakenneth Williams - What I Learned Watching

PERRY, Ga. - Ethan Burch reviews Rutland WR Shakenneth Williams' performance against Perry.

2014 wide receiver and Georgia commit Shakenneth Williams made his preseason debut in a scrimmage at Perry. Williams' listed height and weight don't seem to do him justice. He looks a lot bigger when he lines up next to high school defenders. Who knows, he could have grown a little. He is just a senior in high school after all.

Williams has a lot of talent to go with that size. He's also got some room for improvement. The Rutland senior runs a 4.5 40, but I didn't get a chance to see a lot of that speed in his scrimmage with Perry. He was targeted maybe five times, but caught the ball any time it was in his reach. He hauled in one long pass for around 30 yards, but other than that Williams only had two or three catches behind the line of scrimmage.

It's clear Williams has good hands and a great reach, but Rutland has to get him the ball more if it wants to score. The Hurricanes had a tough time putting points on the board, but getting the ball in this four-star's hands will help them fix that.

Williams' best play came late in the third quarter on a Rutland run play to the left. Williams was out in front of the running back the entire play and made a key block to make room for a Canes touchdown. After the game, Williams said that's an area where he needs to improve his senior year. He was glad to see his offseason work paying off early.

To recap, Williams has the size, speed and hands to be effective this season. However, he's got to be quicker off the line to get open. Once he is open, his routes have to be crisp. He'll work on that this season. He'll have to. The last area for improvement is run-blocking, an area Williams has acknowledged he needs to improve and has already begun to do so.

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