The Visitors: Part Three

Between now and the draft, Roar Report will provide overviews of players from our exclusive list of those draft prospects who have worked out for the Lions or visited the Allen Park facility. Part three of (now) 15 inside, including bio, video and more on "Super" Mario Williams.

Roar Report has compiled an exclusive list of (currently 15) players that the Detroit Lions have either privately worked out and had or will have visit their facility in Allen Park.

Between now and the draft, we will provide overviews of all players that have gotten an additional investment of time from the Lions scouting staff. At least two draft target reports will be published every day for Roar Report subscribers.

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NAME Mario Williams
POSITION Defensive End
HEIGHT 6' 7"
#1 @ Defensive End
#3 Overall
VIDEO Click Here
INTERACTION Visited Allen Park
Packers Prospect Profile ...

Full Name: Mario Williams School: North Carolina State Pos: DE

Ht: 6-7 Wt: 290 40: 4.66 Year: 3Jr

Bio: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference and All-American honors since his freshman campaign. Posted 55/20/13 (sacks) last year after 57/15/6 as a sophomore.

Pos: Gifted athlete who takes over games and dominates the opposition. Explosive, plays with tremendous pad level and has a burst of speed in every direction. Constantly doubled by opponents yet splits blocks, flashes on the scene and gets tremendous force driving up the field. Flattens off the edge making plays in pursuit or strings plays out laterally.

Neg: Likes to pin his ears back and take off up the field. Does not always use his size as an advantage. Needs to be prodded at times.

Analysis: An exceptional athlete with a great amount of upside potential, Williams has the skills to be labeled an impact defensive player. Moving around the field like a linebacker, he has the ability to force the action on a three-down basis. Needs to complete his game and learn to play hard for 60 minutes yet has All-Pro potential.

Lions Interest: Unless the Lions plan to move up, "Super Mario" will likely be long gone before Detroit is on the clock. He is certainly the type of athlete defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson and defensive-minded head coach Rod Marinelli would love to add opposite Kalimba Edwards, but the team simply has too many other voids to consider before embarking on a trade-up scenario. Expect the team to nab a defensive end at some point in the draft, but not in the first round and certainly not anyone of Williams' caliber.

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- Williams Answers Questions At Combine
- A Pro Scout's Take On Mario Williams

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