DT Chaz Williams: Run Stopping Defensive Tackle

"My biggest strength on the field is stopping the run, locking out at least one offensive linemen if not two because I got double team a lot and exploding to the ball carrier, and stopping the play. I do a good job maintaining gaps and have good pad level and that is a big thing when you are facing an offensive linemen," said Williams.

If you are looking for a big defensive tackle that is a run stopper who also can rush the passer then look no father then Toledo DT Chaz Williams. Williams is a big strong defensive tackle, who has great upper body strength he has the ability to be a very good run stopper but yet still get has the ability to put pressure on the quarterback.

"My biggest strength on the field is stopping the run, locking out at least one offensive linemen if not two because I got double team a lot and exploding to the ball carrier, and stopping the play. I do a good job maintaining gaps and have good pad level and that is a big thing when you are facing an offensive linemen," said Williams. "I feel like I have a good knowledge of the game. When I look at someone in the NFL to compare myself I try to play like Ted Washington who was with the New England Patriots last year and helped them win the Super Bowl."

Last season Williams started all 12 games at defensive tackle, making 32 tackles, with 9 tackles for loss and was second on the team with 4 sacks only .5 sacks behind the leader, He had 10 QB hurries with 1 fumble recover and 1 forced fumble, and was one of the team captains.

"It was great to be named a team captain this year and my goal every time I play football is to help the team win and that is never going to change, I'm always going to hustle and do what every I can to further my career as a football player," said Williams.

Williams knows that he needs to be a better pass rusher at the next level if he is going to be successful.

" I know I need to work on my pass rushing skills, but I think with better techniques and pro coaching I will be able to be more successful then just trying to use my raw talent," said Williams. "I do a good job getting off blocks and locking out and use the rip move and well as spin off blocks to rush the passer but I just need to get better."

Williams showed that he had good upper body strength at his Pro Day at Toledo when he did 27 reps of 225 and weight in at over 308 pounds being just under 6-4.

Williams who was recruited out of high school by every Big Ten school and also some Big East school might never had gone to Toledo if he didn't have some problems with grades and ACT scores. But Williams who works hard in the classroom as well as football field is scheduled to gradate in the summer.

"I think in the end coming to Toledo was good for me because I got to play and help the team be successful," said Williams. "It also was a good school since it has a very good art program in which I'm very interested in."

Williams who has much more interest the just football is into drawing and animation and like to use the computer with his artwork. Art runs in his family since his father who pasted away when Chaz was in the 5th grade from cancer was a painter. Losing his father has a large effect on Williams.

"Losing my father at an early age was a big deal but it made me a stronger man, if has made me grow-up faster and look at life with a different perspective," said Williams.

Williams who has draw interest from different teams including the Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, and New York Giants will be a sleeper to keep you eye on come draft day.


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