Missouri Southern State DT Brandon Williams is being talked about as a second-round pick, according to the NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.
Per Jeremiah, Williams' "surprisingly nimble footwork is what has been most impressive," especially at 341 pounds. The stout nose tackle wins with leverage and a motor to press the pocket, but there were a few occasions where Williams won with quickness off the line of scrimmage.
I had Williams in the late 3rd round of my recent dream mock, but after the totality of Williams' upside and his draft trajectory fully sank in, I realized that he has almost no chance of lasting that long. Like Wilson last year with his height, Williams is a highly intriguing prospect that is being held back by one potentially insignificant factor. In this case: level of competition. Did the Senior Bowl performance dispel that notion? It's sounding like it did.
Draft Insider Tony Pauline notes NFL teams had UCLA DL Datone Jones as a third-round pick prior to Senior Bowl week.
For my money, Tony Pauline is right up there with Adam Schefter as the most accurate draft reporter in the business. I always listen intently to what he reports. Pauline reported last year that many teams did not have Zach Brown or Courtney Upshaw on their 1st round boards. Both players ended up 2nd round picks.
I was never a fan of Datone Jones, I thought his tape was awful. He has some athletic upside, but he's nothing super special. A player like him is pretty much the definition of a 3rd round pick. Maybe Seattle could show interest if he's around that late. I kind of hope they don't, but it's at least nice hearing confirmation that NFL GMs had Datone Jones around where he should be.
Most teams have similar CBs listed in their top seven prospects at the position, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.
Milliner is a stud, no surprise that he's #1. What is interesting is who #2 is- none other than Desmond Trufant. Sounds like he really helped himself out at the Senior Bowl. Seattle isn't going to draft Trufant, but stuff like this is good for the image of UW's football program.
In unrelated news, apparently Titus Young is making his way out of Detroit. I'm not sure Seattle would deal for him though- some pretty major diva concerns there.