4. Jonah Williams Is A Tackle, But …
The Alabama star offensive lineman has short arms. And because of that, he’s being seen as a guard at the next level.
Forgetting that the 6-4, 302-pounder’s 33 5/8″ arms are roughly the same length as his idol’s – Cleveland Brown legend Joe Thomas – he was smooth as silk in the various drills. The problem was the rest of the workout.
The 23 reps on the bench were way light, and the 28″ vertical wasn’t explosive, but he ran a good-enough 5.12 in the 40, but he wasn’t all that quick in the cone drills. Even so, his the other parts of the workout, he looked like a tackle.
Texas A&M’s versatile interior lineman Erik McCoy blazed away for a 4.89 40, and Boston College guard Chris Lindstrom and Washington State tackle Andre Dillard made themselves plenty of money.
Dillard led the way in the short drill – with an O line-high 4.4 in the 20-yarder – was second in the cone drill, jumped out of the stadium with close to ten feet in the broad jump to go along with 29″ in the vertical, while Lindstrom jumped close to 31″ and almost matched Dillard on the broad jump.
But it was NC State’s Garrett Bradberry who stood out the most, with a 31″ vertical, 34 reps on the bench, 4.92 40, and an O line-leading 7.41 in the 3-cone drill.
Along with his great 40 and the 29 reps on the bench the day before, McCoy also came up with a 31″ vertical and was fantastic in the short drills, too.