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What do Alabama fans think of Jonah Williams?"
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WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections NewsNotesOpinionAnalysisDiscussionPodcastNFL DraftSalary CapNFL DraftBuffalo Bills NFL Draft Coverage2019 NFL Draft: College blog perspective of Alabama Crimson Tide tackle Jonah WilliamsNew Kyle Williams Jerseys Stitched ,28commentsWhat do Alabama fans think of Jonah Williams?EDTShareTweetShareShare2019 NFL Draft: College blog perspective of Alabama Crimson Tide tackle Jonah WilliamsEveryone knows the weaknesses the Buffalo Bills had on the offensive line in 2018. During the course of free agency, the team addressed that need by signing a multitude of players. However, the team can still decide to pick one of the best lineman in the draft available at number nine if they wish to do so. Alabama’s Jonah Williams is considered one of the best in this year’s draft. We spoke to Erik Evans from Roll Bama Roll for a scouting report on Williams since he closely watched him during his playing career. What are his strengths?How do you sing higher praises about Jonah Williams than the ones that ESPN’s Cole Cubelic has consistently showered upon him? Cubelic is a former all-SEC offensive tackle and was speaking of Jonah Williams in his third game after moving to the left side. This followed an All-American campaign where he played out of position and was still regarded as one of the best right tackles in the game. But, what Cole didn’t really emphasize, is just how nasty Jonah is once he gets his mitts on a defender. That was more apparent in his freshman season, where he was tasked more with run-blocking to that side. He has a great motor in that regard Youth Doug Flutie Jerseys , eliminating his opponent and turning upfield to put his hat on another guy. There was some knock on his arm length at the Combine; but like Williams said—watch the film. And that really is the best rejoinder. Between his technique, explosion off the ball, and his footwork, any perceived deficit of an inch or two on his arms is just that: perception. He simply does not allow sacks. For a lither tackle, he has plenty of strength -- 26 reps at the combine. But, what I think we’re going to miss the most about Williams is the mental part of his game. He’s such a disciplined player Doug Flutie Jerseys Stitched , and it shows not just in his positioning, but in that he very rarely drew a flag. He is absolutely the most polished lineman Nick Saban has produced in his dozen years at Alabama, and that’s not faint praise, considering over a dozen have been drafted to-date. More tellingly, you knew from his first game he was going to be that special too.What are his weaknesses?I do want to point out another possible concern that may not have appeared at the combine or in his interviews, one that only came to light recently. Quickly: Alabama signed a massive recruiting haul of freakish offensive linemen the previous two classes. When Williams was asked to slide inside to help develop some of those younger players—Alex Leatherwood and Jedrick Wills Youth Jim Kelly Jerseys , he not only balked, but reportedly even threatened to transfer. I understand the move would have affected his draft status going into this past season, but it is not often you get that sort of—Do I call it selfishness? Me-first? Assholishness?—that sort of behavior in a tackle prospect.If it his true, then combined with his prickly nature, Williams may not be the natural leader you’d otherwise expect from so talented a player at such a crucial position.The Bills signed six players on the line so far in free agency but two of those play center which would not affect the team if they picked Jonah. He would fit just fine if the Bills added him and would immediately be competing for a starting job in training camp. The Latest on NFL’s Week 16 (All times Eastern).7:15 p.m.The Chicago Bears have wrapped up a 14-9 win over the San Francisco 49ers.The Bears improved to 11-4 and handed 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan his first loss in December as head coach. Coming into today, Shanahan was 7-0 in December games with the 49ers.Also Jim Kelly Jerseys Stitched , the Rams beat the Cardinals 31-9 in another late game today. The Rams are 12-3 and can clinch a first-round bye with a win at home next week against the 49ers.The Steelers are leading the Saints 28-24 with about six minutes left in New Orleans.The Chiefs play the late game tonight against the Seahawks and Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a chance to rise up the leaderboards for most touchdown passes in a season.Mahomes has 45 TD throws so far, which ranks sixth in NFL history.The record-holder in Peyton Manning who had 55 touchdown throws in 2013 for the Broncos. The only other QB with 50 was Tom Brady in 2007.—Arnie Stapleton reporting from Denver.
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