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There are hundreds of stories being told during the planning and anticipation of the 2017 NFL Draft. Today we will be looking at a scouting report for senior outside linebacker Tim Williams, Alabama Crimson Tide.

OLB-Tim Williams, Alabama 6’4” 252 lbs.

The Alabama defense over the past few years has produced some good NFL defenders: Baltimore’s C.J. Mosley, Green Bay’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, LA Ram’s Mark Barron, and the Giant’s Landon Collins. Can Tim Williams overcome some off field issues to include himself in that list of defensive stalwarts? Since I’m a high school football coach and educator by trade, let’s break down what I saw in the seven games I reviewed of the senior backer: 2016 contests versus Auburn, Washington, Clemson, USC, LSU, Arkansas, and Ole Miss. Most of these game videos are available via draftbreakdown.com. Here are my thoughts: Read More »

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The NFL Draft caused a major shift in my initial rankings due to defensive schemes used by certain teams and what roles each will play.  I am ranking these linebackers in a three to four-year window.  They got slotted by their total clowneycontribution: tackles, sacks (worth 2 1/2 times a tackle), and turnovers (worth double a tackle).

1.Jadeveon Clowney, OLB, Texans

It was a sad day for all IDP fantasy football players, because Clowney will play for the Texans as an outside linebacker, instead of a defensive end.  An ultra-talented defensive end is quite difficult to find.  Clowney remains disruptive force with his ability to rush the passer, force turnovers, and work all over the line of scrimmage.  With JJ Watt also collapsing the pocket, expect double-digit sacks and plenty of forced fumbles.  In leagues that aren’t so generous with rewarding point for sacks, drop him down to the middle of the linebacker pack. Read More »

First I would like to apologize to all the IDPers out there for the tardiness of my first defensive player list. We will look at the combined linebacker position and I rated them with a balanced scheme focus so a sack would be worth about two mackand a half times what a tackle is worth. I will also admit to a Senior Bowl bias as most of these players I got to see up close there.

1. OLB Khalil Mack, Buffalo

He is a thick, powerful backer with good burst to the ball. Mack disengages with blockers quickly keeping them off his body. Finds the ball quickly which helps him cause turnovers and negative plays for the offense. The outside linebacker moves around well, but struggles somewhat in pass coverage. In big play leagues, he is the best linebacker bar none! Read More »