Position: Defensive End
School: North Carolina State
A tall, quick pass rusher, Mario Williams has been a starter in Raleigh since his freshman year. He has outstanding speed and long arms to get around the offensive tackle. Williams has amazing athleticism and compares favorably to Julius Peppers, lengthy and fast. He has a quick first step and always seems to find the quarterback. Williams is durable and an NFL ready prospect.
Williams understands the game, but is still learning. He needs to improve his defense against the run and not simply focus on pass rushing. Williams sometimes plays too high because of his tall stature, but needs to drive low and get better leverage.
Scouts have had their eye on this kid since breaking onto the college scene because of his pure athletic ability. He has natural instincts that help him improve with every game. Has great potential and is still learning some of the true nuances of the game, but would be able to make some waves immediately at the next level.