Is a huge monstrosity at guard your thing? Do you want a true road-grading maniac with no remorse for human life? How about just a behemoth of a man who has an outstanding dedication to his craft? If you want all those things, we've got one. Daryl Williams coming right up for you.
- Impact drive blocker that gets tons of movement at the LOS.
- Plays angry, plays hard, plays to the whistle.
- Everything that I've heard about him screams outstanding work ethic, character, and passion for football. Mike Mayock said it not once, but twice at the combine. Lance Zierlein confirms it.
- Superb foundation, 6-foot-5, 330 pounds with 35-inch arms
- Can anchor well in pass protection. Bull rushes don't phase him at all.
- If he connects, devastating impact with initial punch
- Minimal ability to change direction. Stiff hips.
- Speed rushes will kill him.
- Inconsistent hand placement on punch.
- Doesn't get to the second level quickly enough to block
Does He Fit With The Giants?
No. He seems like a cut-and-dry fit for a power scheme that employs assignment blocking rather than a ZBS. If you haven't noticed, the Giants have started adding athletes at the OL with Richburg, Pugh, Beatty...heck, even Geoff Schwartz is a good athlete. They have good mirroring skills and look for cut and seal blocks. Williams has none of that, he'll just knock you on your ass. That's great, but it just doesn't fit.
Big Board Rankings
Big Blue View - 80
Mocking The Draft - Not in top 100
CBS Sports - 96
Draft Tek - 138
Williams is a guard at the next level. He doesn't have the footwork or change of direction to be a tackle, though some teams might try. He's got the work ethic to succeed. He's a better fit for power teams like the Jets, Seahawks, Chargers, Cardinals, etc. He reminds a little of D.J. Fluker. He should be a Round 3 guy but his range is all over the place and could go as low as Round 4.