Bills Eye On the Draft: Jonah Williams

Following a 47-3 thumping at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens, many believed the Bills were well on their way to a Cleveland Browns-type of season. However, somewhat shocking to some, Buffalo managed to hang rack up six wins.

That being said, one constant struggle for the Bills came on the offensive line. While many teams look to improve their roster with proven NFL talent, a rebuilding Bills team may look to the draft to try and solve those problems. So let’s meet one collegiate player the Bills could be eyeing.

NAME: Jonah Williams

SCHOOL: Alabama

POSITION: Offensive Tackle

CLASS: Junior


HT: 6’5

WT: 301 lbs


Pass sets: Williams is smooth off the snap which lets him get set before the defensive lineman can make his first move and Williams is ready. Shows great inside leverage and push defenders past the QB drop point.

Balance: Williams is always in control of his frame and rarely caught overextending. Flexibility is key in staying in control of their body and frame.

Point of Attach: Williams has a punch and great hand placement to swallow up defenders. He has the versatility to handle speed on the outside and strength to handle interior defenders.

Football IQ: As a three-year starter in a Power-5 conference, he shows that he understands competition. Effective understanding stunts from the defensive line and how to switch off with the guard.

Toughness: Play at Alabama they are a run first team that love to have road blockers up front. He plays a little nasty with a blue-collar playing style.


Length: Arm length doesn’t meet the prototype for an offensive tackle in the NFL.

Williams is a refined machine as an offensive tackle with his technique and skills. His versatility is key, having the ability to play both the right and left tackle positions, as well as having a high football IQ that could lead to him being suited to play both guard positions along the line. Should be a starter day one at the NFL level.

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