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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