3-4 Defensive Line As you can see by his stats, penetration is a big key to his game. He’s been a productive player on a team without a whole lot around him for help. But by the same token, he needs breathers if the defense is on the field a lot. He’s an intriguing and undeniably talented football player, but his seemingly lackadaisical work habits have to be concerning at the NFL level. He could certainly play multiple positions in the Packers’ schemes. All-Star Game: Short’s week of work at the Senior Bowl pretty much mirrored his overall playing style and productivity. He was great for a couple of plays or drills, then disappeared. He may have had one of the softest bodies during the weigh-in.
7) Jesse Williams School: Alabama, Jr. Height: 6’ 3” Weight: 323 lbs. 40-Yard Dash: n/a Bench Press: 30 In a nutshell: It’s doubtful anyone would ever use the word “flash” in describing Williams’ playing style. He’s a massive, strongman who does his best work slugging it out in the trenches inside. He also has some versatility thanks to ‘Bama using him all along the defensive front at various times and downs, which makes him a fit in either a 3-4 or 4-3 scheme.
Williams would have no problem To some degree, his style may lull making his presence felt no matter blockers to complacency, and then what defensive line scheme, or what he turns on the jets for a big flash down, for a team like Green Bay. play. He might bring value to the The Packers could certainly find use Packers because he could play just for a player like him. about anywhere along the line in NFL Combine: It’s been a tough go any defensive alignment. of things for Williams since Novem2012 stats: 43 tackles, 15.5 TFL, 7 ber. He has missed games and valuable workout time because of leg issacks, 1 FF, 4 blocked kicks sues. At the Combine he couldn’t do anything at full strength. He’s the block of granite folks expected, however, and those 32” arms reinforce his position versatility potential. 2012 stats: 37 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 blocked kick
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8) Montori Hughes School: Tenn.-Martin, Sr. Height: 6’ 4” Weight: 328 lbs. 40-Yard Dash: 5.23 Bench Press: 22 In a nutshell: Even in today’s world of pro football this man brings uncommon size and strength to the party. He may be coming from a small-school program, but he is a big-play guy. This is a young man who the Packers should have serious interest in as early as round two. His size and athleticism make him a good fit, even in a two-man defensive line. He is strong and does not hesitate to chase the ball. All-Star Game: Hughes did not gain immediate access to the playing field at the Senior Bowl and wore a walking boot for a bad ankle after his physical on Monday.
Tuesday afternoon he was on the practice field but with triple taping and a slight limp, he proceeded to play out the week in Mobile. That is what pro personnel people refer to as playing through pain. His work attitude is impressive, as well as his spirit, acting as a cheerleader for his teammates. He worked hard at all times in Mobile. 2012 stats: 42 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 4 sacks CheeseheadTV.com
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