Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Preston Williams

Wide receiver
School: Colorado State | Conference: M-WEST
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.0 / 200 | 40: 4.47 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.54
Projected Round
7th/FA
Pos: 
Large, athletic receiver with an unpolished game and off-field issues. Quickly releases off the line of scrimmage into pass routes, uses his hands to separate from defenders and exposes himself to the big hit to come away with the reception. Offers his quarterback an imposing target, plays with outstanding balance and body control and effectively uses the sidelines. Effective when he extends his hands to make the reception away from his frame and shows the ability to snatch the pass out of the air. Keeps the play in bounds after the catch and works to pick up positive yardage.
Neg: 
Poor route runner, displays little sharpness into breaks and rounds off routes. Does not play with great awareness. Unnecessarily lets the pass get inside him at times. Does not consistently get the results a big receiver should in battles. Suspended in 2017 after a domestic-violence incident.
Analysis: 
A transfer from Tennessee, Williams turned in a terrific campaign in 2018 and looked like a dominant, game-controlling wideout at times. He possesses great physical skills, but he's unpolished in almost every area of his game and will need a lot of work before he's NFL-ready.