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November 02, 2012; Berkeley, CA, USA; California Golden Bears defensive back Steve Williams (1) tackles Washington Huskies wide receiver Cody Bruns (7) during the first quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Chargers Select CB Steve Williams in 5th Round


The San Diego Chargers selected CB Steve Williams out of Cal in the 5th round. Williams is a small corner, but isn’t afraid to hit. He will likely challenge for playing time in the nickel. Here is the scouting report from CBS Sports:

Strengths

Shorter than scouts would prefer but has surprisingly broad shoulders and a solid frame, overall. Very good foot quickness, fluidity and speed, overall. Shows the confidence to allow even the Pac-12′s fastest receivers to creep up on him in off-man coverage, turning to run with them and shadowing his opponent throughout the route. Good instincts. Reads the receiver and shows an excellent burst to break on underneath routes, such as quick outs and slants. Will bait quarterbacks to throw his way, showing the ability to undercut routes and rip at the hands of receivers as the ball arrives, resulting in many of his 25 career passes broken up (in 28 starts). Reliable open-field tackler, showing no hesitancy to take on and cut bigger ball-carriers. Gets low and wraps his arms securely around their knees, taking even big backs (and pass-catchers) to the ground quickly. Ascending football player…

Weaknesses

Size limitations. Is too willing to fight with receivers and wait for backs to get to him, before aggressively shedding and attempting to save yardage. Asked to play outside most of his career but might project best inside as a nickel corner at the next level. Would like to see more of those passes broken up turned into interceptions…

Compares To: Jabari Greer, CB, New Orleans Saints

Rob Rang

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  • RussinSactown

    Hey we didn’t go to the super bowl because a corner didn’t just break up the pass. Just sayin’

  • Cgoodness13

    Too aggressive? No such thing!!!!!! Sounds like something goodell would say!!!!!

    • Gunnar Martin

      LOL agree with you there

  • Gunnar Martin

    Keenan Allen + Steve Williams = The Bear Pair

  • tbell11

    Finally, a CB who can tackle. When was the last time the Chargers had that. Wonder what rounds 6 and 7 will be like.

    • Cgoodness13

      Jammer….but I get what your saying (Cason, cromartie, etc)

  • J.C. Ortiz

    Love this pick. Fastest CB at the combine running an unofficial 4.2

    Will do wonders in the slot for us.

  • Rob Base

    Great pick dude is a ball hawk and has speed! Love what Telesco is doing!

  • JoseSD

    Now they need to take a pass rusher like Joe Kruger or a Nose Tackle

  • Cgoodness13

    Wonder what his number will be?

  • [email protected]

    Bray is our next pick? After we got a DE we do need a back up QB volek wont cut it

    • FitzWilly

      Volek left last year
      We got ClipBoard Jesus now
      and he won’t cut it either

      • [email protected]

        Really? Damn I coulda sworn I saw him lol oh well but hey bray is there it would be smart I like out picks what about you guys?

        • [email protected]

          Well nvm we got sone other qb dont know much about him

    • RussinSactown

      That would be good.

    • FitzWilly

      you were close

      we got a Mormon instead Brad Sorensen

      I hope him and ClipBoard Jesus don’t start scrapping on the sidelines :)

      • [email protected]

        You would think they woulda have been smart to get a better one lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/James-P-Derrick/1654577989 James P Derrick

        Or They Could Join Novak For A Pee ConteSt….

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I would have loved Bray