Scouting Report: Jafar Williams

Part-n-parcel to Maryland's dramatic rise to the top of the ACC and Orange Bowl appearance last season was the big play ability of Jafar Williams; a tall, game-breaking receiver with the penchant for coming up with the important reception. *Photo courtesy of Getty Images*

Full Name: Jafar Williams      School: Maryland

Ht: 6-0.5       Wt:188        40: 4.47

Year: 4Jr       Number: 19

Stats/ Bio:  

2001: Started nine of 11 games as well as the Orange Bowl, finishing third on the team with 39/425/10.9/2.  

2000: Appeared in 10 of 11 games in Maryland's wide out rotation, catching 9/113/12.6

Scouting Report:

The Good:  Tall, active receiver that could develop into a number one wide out in the future.  Quick releasing off the line of scrimmage, effectively uses his hands to get off jams and immediately gets to top speed.  Easily adjusts to the errant throw, displays strong hands and snatches the pass out of the air.  Lays out and extends to make the difficult reception.  One the same page as his quarterback, comes back to the ball and uses the sidelines well, making himself an available target for the passer.  

The Bad:  Lazily lets the ball get inside him at times, clutching it to his frame or cradling the pass between his forearms rather than catching it cleanly as he should.  Decent speed but not a burner and needs


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