Prospect Profile: Alabama LB Tim Williams

Posted Mar 14, 2017

Tim Williams 

Outside linebacker | Alabama | Senior

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 252 pounds

College Stats

2016: totaled 31 tackles (22 solo) with 16 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks; added two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery; was a candidate for Butkus Award and midseason All-American by Sports Illustrated; earned Second-Team All-America honors; earned All-SEC Second Team honors

Career: totaled 58 tackles (39 solo) with 31 tackles for loss and 21 sacks; played in 54 career games although he did not become a full-time starter until his junior season; appeared in at least seven games all four years; helped Alabama reach back-to-back national championship games and win it all after the 2015 season 

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.68 seconds

Broad jump: 10 feet, 2 inches

Vertical jump: 33.5 inches

3-cone drill: 7.36 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.57 seconds


Summary: Williams followed his 10.5-sack season as a junior with 9.0 more in 2016.. He only started two games and was suspended for a half because of a misdemeanor charge for possessing a gun without a permit.

Lance Zierlein of said Williams “rockets out of stance like a track sprinter, but with shoulder pads on. True edge bending ability as a rusher. Pass-rush approach is more sophisticated than he is given credit for. Can win outside or inside making every rush a potential two-way go. Shows good feel for the pass-rush arc and understands when to attack the corner. Able to dip shoulder and pivot under and around an offensive tackle and into the quarterback.”

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranks Williams as his No. 2 edge rusher prospect. Fellow analyst Bucky Brooks has Williams as his top outside linebacker. Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated has Williams as the second-ranked edge rusher in the draft, noting that he could be a top-15 pick.

Disruptive force: More than half (51.6 percent) of Williams’ tackles came behind the line of scrimmage, according to his Alabama Crimson Tide bio.