Zach Williams

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 255

Prospect Info

  • High School Joe T. Robinson
  • City Little Rock, AR
  • Exp 2019 - ...

Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Jersey #56
  • Class JR
  • Age 21

As a Prospect

247Sports Composite®

0.8888
  • Class 2019
  • Committed 7/5/2018
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H.S. Scouting Report

Evaluated 10/12/2018

GabeBrooks
Gabe Brooks Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst

Projection

4-7 Round Day 3

Comparison

Danielle Hunter Minnesota Vikings

Angular build with good height and outstanding length. Wingspan of 6 feet, 10 inches. High-ceiling edge defender thanks to combination of frame length and natural athleticism. A tad narrow through the core, but ample space to add bulk and strength in college. Natural pass-rusher with speed and bend. Bow-legged gait helps flexibility and top-end speed. Can play four-man end with a hand on the ground, or stand up in a hybrid role. Flashes consistently quick get-off at the line of scrimmage. Strong production in final two high school seasons (28 sacks). Closes fast and shows impressive pursuit instincts. Dangerous in backside pursuit. Motor runs very high. Aware and willing participant against the run. Great football pedigree. Smart player and good student off the field. Must add bulk and strength to stand up to rigors of playing on the line of scrimmage in the SEC. Can improve consistency in his pad level. Sometimes relies on length and athleticism to make plays and will need to hone technique to maximize potential. Owns traits that translate to NFL Draft potential with proper progress

Athletic Background

2019 (FRESHMAN): Played in nine games as a freshman for the Razorbacks in 2019, primarily on the defensive line (130 snaps), while seeing a limited number of plays (14) on Arkansas’ special teams units … Totaled 12 tackles, six solo, registering a season-high four in his first SEC game at Ole Miss on Sept. 7 … Added two more stops against Colorado State (Sept. 14) and Kentucky (Oct. 12) … Posted a tackle against both Auburn (Oct. 19) and Alabama (Oct. 26), before tallying two more against Mississippi State on Nov. 2 … Notched tackling grades over 71.0 from PFF in every game with a mark, including a season-best 75.9 against Ole Miss to finish the year at 81.0 overall in the category.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year varsity letterwinner at Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, Arkansas … Racked up 97 tackles, 56 solo, with a team-best 31 for loss as a senior for the Senators … Also paced the squad in sacks with 17.0, totaling 165 yards lost on the plays … Caused five fumbles and recovered three, helping Robinson HS to a 12-3 overall record, falling in the 2018 Centennial Bank Arkansas state 4A football championship game on Dec. 8 … Invited to play in the Pro Football Hall of Fame World All-Star Bowl on Dec. 22 … Totaled 65 tackles as a junior, 34 solo and 28 for loss, with 11 sacks in 2017 … Forced two fumbles and recovered three, pushing the Senators to a 13-1 mark, as the only loss of the season came in the Arkansas state 4A semifinal game … CHOSE ARKANSAS OVER: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, California, Purdue, Texas, Texas Tech and others.

PERSONAL: Zach Williams … Born Jan. 5, 2001 … Son of Keli and Rickey Williams, former Arkansas linebacker (1984-87) … Has two siblings, Sydni and Shelbi.

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