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Jonah Williams 2019 NFL Draft scouting report: personal history, background

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Not your typical Alabama Crimson Tide player

As we get closer and closer to the 2019 NFL Draft, it’s worth looking at some of the prospects the Buffalo Bills will be picking from in less than a month. As we approach the big night, we take a look at the background of former Alabama offensive tackle Jonah Williams, who is expected to be taken in the first round.

Jonah Williams entered Alabama as another highly-touted five-star recruit, but it was his talent along with his work ethic that led to his earning the starting right tackle job during freshman year. After Cam Robinson was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Williams made the move to left tackle for the Crimson Tide during his sophomore year, not missing a game and earning first-team All-SEC honors. For the next two seasons, Williams was the team’s rock along the offensive line, earning high praise, including All-American honors.

Williams enters the draft praised more for his technical refinement and experience than his athleticism. His performance at the combine can be considered “middling,” with his arm length in particular being questioned.

This has led to some analysts projecting him as an interior offensive lineman. Ultimately, it remains to be seen how these concerns will manifest come April, but it appears there is a potential risk that Williams sees himself getting drafted in the middle of round one, rather than the top of the first.