Zach Williams

  • Pos Edge
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 250

Prospect Info

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

Arkansas Razorbacks

  • Jersey #56
  • Class SR
  • Age 23

As a Prospect

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

Evaluated 10/12/2018

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst


4-7 Round Day 3

Reminds Us Of

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

H.S. Athletic Background

2022 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

2022 (SENIOR): Played in all 13 games for the second straight season, starting six, setting career-bests in tackles (34), tackles for loss (6.5) and sacks (4.5) … Recorded 1.5 tackles for loss, including a half sack, as part of a two-tackle performance in win over Cincinnati (Sept. 3) in season-opener … Made one tackle and logged a quarterback hurry in win vs. South Carolina (Sept. 10) … Posted a season-best in tackles with five to go with and matched his career-bests with two tackles for loss and two sacks in Missouri State (Sept. 17) win … Recorded a half sack vs. Texas A&M (Sept. 24) … Made four stops and had one quarterback hurry vs. Alabama (Oct. 1) … Logged three tackles at Mississippi State (Oct. 8) … Added three stops in victory at BYU (Oct. 15) … Picked up one tackle for loss as part of three-tackle performance vs. Liberty (Nov. 5) … Split a sack vs. LSU (Nov. 12) in three-tackle game … Matched his season-best with five stops in win over Ole Miss (Nov. 19), including his fourth sack of the season … Made two tackles in AutoZone Liberty Bowl victory over Kansas (Dec. 28).

2021 (JUNIOR): Played in all 13 games recording 23 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for loss with 2.5 sacks, and one forced fumble on the year … According to Pro Football Focus, played in 276 defensive snaps and 151 special teams snaps … Recorded four tackles, including 0.5 sacks for a loss of two yards, in season opener against Rice (Sept. 4) … Recorded 0.5 tackles for loss and finished two total tackles and a forced fumble against Texas (Sept. 11) … Made three assisted stops against Georgia Southern (Sept. 18) … Totaled two tackles in win over Texas A&M (Sept. 25) … Finished with two tackles with one being a tackle for loss at Georgia (Oct. 2) … Made a season-high five tackles, including 1.5 tackles for a loss, in win over UAPB (Oct. 23) … Finished with 0.5 tackles for loss in road win at LSU (Nov. 13) … Totaled three tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, at Alabama (Nov. 20) … Tallied one solo stop in win over Missouri (Nov. 26).

2020 (SOPHOMORE): Played in nine games and made four starts on the defensive line … Registered 22 tackles (9 solo) with 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and one quarterback hurry … Made a career-high seven tackles while also recording a career-best 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack in the season opener against Georgia (Sept. 26) … Wrapped up Georgia QB D’Wan Mathis for an eight-yard loss on his first career sack … Later in the game, combined with Bumper Pool for a half tackle for loss … Registered six tackles and made his first career start the following week in the win over Mississippi State (Oct. 3) … Logged four tackles at Auburn (Oct. 10), totaling 17 of his 22 tackles on the year in the season’s first three weeks … Recorded two tackles in the win over Ole Miss (Oct. 17) … Did not record any statistics at Texas A&M (Oct. 31) … Made one tackle in each game against Tennessee (Nov. 7) and at Florida (Nov. 14) and tallied his first career quarterback hurry against the Gators … Did not play against LSU (Nov. 21) … Registered one tackle at Missouri (Dec. 5) … Did not record any statistics in the season finale against Alabama (Dec. 12) … According to Pro Football Focus, saw action in 305 defensive and 40 special teams snaps … Posted five games with a tackle grade over 70, with a season-best 78.8 mark against Georgia.

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: Four-star prospect by 247Sports and ESPN … Rated as the No. 15 weakside defensive end in the country by 247Sports … Ranked fourth overall player in the state of Arkansas by 247Sports and ESPN … 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 … Posted a broad jump of 10’2” during the offseason, one of just seven on the roster to jump 10+ feet.

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