Draft Watch: Texas CB Aaron Williams


Position: CB

School: Texas

Scouts Inc. ranking: No. 30 overall

Bio: Second-team All-Big 12 as a junior in 2010, when he had a team-high 13 passes broken up as well as 46 tackles (five for losses) and three forced fumbles. … Finished career at Texas with 106 tackles (12 for losses), 24 passes broken up, six forced fumbles, four interceptions and one fumble recovery. … Outstanding special teams player who ranks second all-time at Texas with five blocked punts. … His uncle, Ken Taylor, was a reserve defensive back on the Chicago Bears’ Super Bowl championship team.

Size: 5-foot-11 7/8, 204 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.61

Arm length: 31 1/2 inches

Hand size: 9 1/4 inches

225-pound bench press reps: 18

Broad jump: 10-foot-7

Vertical jump: 37.5 inches

20-yard shuttle: 4.07

60-yard shuttle: 11.35

Three-cone drill: 6.72

Broaddus Breakdown (viewed Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M games): Will normally line up as the left corner but can also play on the right side. Will line up in the slot as well, which he did quite a bit against Oklahoma. … Is a physical player at the point. Is not afraid to mix it up with blockers. Did a solid job with his hands shedding blockers and getting in on the play. Doesn't have the quick feet of the others corners I have studied but is far more aggressive when it comes to playing the run. … The strange thing about Williams’ quickness is that if you look at his 20 shuttle time, it's right there with the top corners. But he doesn't play that quick. Moves more like a safety than a corner. Doesn't have that burst that you see with the others. Doesn't have that extra gear when you see him turn and run. … Was shocked when I saw his combine timed speed, but watching him, I now understand. There were a couple of plays where you saw some questions about his speed. … Pedals high and is not as smooth as he needs to be in transition. Will labor to adjust and turn. Receivers are able to gain separation in route. In off coverage, takes too much time to react. Has to gather, then go. … Was clearly beaten off the line by Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State on a slant in the red zone; Williams tried to drive but just couldn't get there. Blackmon was in the clear and dropped the ball. … Played much better against Jeff Fuller of Texas A&M because Fuller runs about the same speed. Fuller tried to run an out on him, but Williams was able to read the route then break to the outside and defend the ball. Fuller also took him on a vertical route, beating Williams off the line. There again was separation, but the ball was overthrown or it would have been a touchdown. … Have some questions about his recovery speed but no questions about his ability to be a physical player. After studying him, would not be surprised if some teams have him on the board as a projected safety instead of a corner.