1. Quinnen Williams, Alabama 6-3, 295 (1)
Career Statistics: 91 tackles, 10 sacks, 26 tackles for loss
Why Quinnen Williams Is Here On The List: It take something amazing to be able to look like a man among boys as a player on the Alabama defense.
Good as a redshirt freshman, all of a sudden he became totally unblockable as a one-man wrecking crew at times on the inside of the Bama defensive front. When it was time to come up with a big play in a huge moment – at least, when those moments existed in the first halves of games – he was the one who turned it on and ended the contest.
The coaches love him, he’ll put in the work, and he’s got the raw quickness to go along with that motor and drive.
What The NFL Types Want To See: Are the scouts going to care about his lack of raw bulk? He’s hardly undersized, but he’s not a massive wide-body who’ll serve as a true anchor of a defensive front. The measurements are going to matter a bit, and the workout has to be terrific … otherwise he could fall out of the top two to No. 3.
Bottom Line: There’s no doubt whatsoever about his talent, upside, and potential, considering he might just be scratching the surface. However, in one of the greatest defensive tackle drafts ever, is he going to be worth a top three overall pick when there are so many amazing other interior defenders to be had in the first round? He’s a bit more of a call than you might think, but you also don’t want to be the team that passed up on him if he turns out live up to his potential.