NFL Draft Scouting Report: Mario Williams

An athletic playmaker on the front four, many believe Mario Williams of North Carolina State will be a top five selection in next April's draft should he opt for the next level. Though not a complete player yet, Williams is well on his way to being a dominant defensive end.

Full Name: Mario Williams         School: North Carolina

Ht: 6-6     Wt: 285     40: 4.75     Yr: 3Jr

Pos: Tremendous athlete who displays continued progress on the football field. Quick off the snap, moves well laterally and collapses from the outside to make plays. Tenacious, stays on his feet and can drop off the line into space. Effective if asked to twist or stunt and does not move like a 290-pound man.

Neg: Not the most instinctive. Does not consistently use his size as an advantage. Must improve his playing balance.

Analysis: Possessing outstanding natural skills, Williams must improve several facets of his game yet possesses outstanding upside potential for the next level. A forceful defender and very high draft pick should he stay in school two more years.

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