Dominique Williams: Scouting the NFL Draft

By Alan Schechter

Dominique Williams will be visiting with the Jets this week.

Dominique Williams is in the draft spotlight tonight. I’m sure many of you have not heard of him, so I will tell you he is from Wagner College. He is set to come in, per our buddy Jake Steinberg, as one of the Jets’ local workout invitees. Jake is typically a great source for these lesser-known players coming in for workouts, and being from Wagner, that is exactly what Williams is; local.

So here he is, Dominique Williams, RB, Wagner.

Williams stands at 5’9″, and weighs 205 pounds. He didn’t participate in the combine, so “NFL Draft Scout” reports that his forty yard dash time was 4.54 seconds.

Williams broke onto the big stage in 2011 with 1,338 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns. In 2012, he rushed for 1,127 yards, 102.5 yards per game, and six touchdowns.

Here is some video on Dominique Williams to take a look at, located by Jake Steinberg:

PROS: Williams has an excellent mix of power and speed in his arsenal. Did you see the play where he jumped over one guy and ran the next guy over? Outstanding. It’s also nice to see a guy that can catch the ball out of the backfield. The more versatile, the more marketable at the next level. He can also hit the hole and bust through with good speed as well.

CONS: It’s hard to take a lot from a couple of minutes of video tape, so if anyone has watched Williams live, feel free to chime in below in the comments section. The first thing is the competition. It’s not great when you play at Wagner. A player from a small school always comes with that question, about whether or not he is ready for NFL level players. Secondly, I wondered how quickly he can get to the outside. It seemed that any time he ran outside the tackles, there was some mis-direction, never a conventional sweep play. I would want to see if Williams can get the edge with a straight forward sweep.

All in all, decent player. However, I seem Williams more as a UDFA, getting his chance after the draft.