The New Orleans Saints have selected cornerback P.J.. Williams from Florida State with their 78th overall pick in the 3rd round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
The 6'0" 194-pound Williams fills a big hole as a tall, physical cornerback. But character is a slight concern considering Williams was arrested for DUI in April. Those charges were dropped, however.
Here is Williams' scouting report from NFL.com:
STRENGTHSPossesses desired height, weight and speed. Able to face up and handle business from press coverage all game long. Bump-and-run specialist. Length and strength to put a receiver into detour mode off the jam. Waits to open hips up until receiver has committed to his release. Able to turn, run and close. Has feel to stay wired on inside or outside releases. Able to get on top of vertical routes and smother. Can carry speed down the field. Outstanding timing and ball skills to knock throw away. Instinctive and aware, extending outside of his area to make plays. Sure tackler in open field with second gear to explode into ball carriers.
WEAKNESSESPhysical down the field and could take time to acclimate to NFL illegal-contact rules. Stays on high-side down the field, opening himself to easy comebacks. Appears to lose some interest when asked to cover in zone. Won't be able to consistently jam savvy NFL receivers off the line. Motor runs hot and cold. Shows up ready when stakes are high, but puts it in cruise control and play looks less motivated against lesser opponents. Inconsistent to step downhill and attack the run
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