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Alabama’s Williams perfect prospect for 3-4 teams

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 23, 2013 – 3:08 pm


INDIANAPOLIS–Defensive lineman Jesse Williams is a perfect candidate for a team in need of a defensive lineman in a 3-4 scheme.

“I like stopping the run, being physical. The 3-4 is suited for me,” Williams said at the scouting combine.

A native of Australia who used junior college football as a stepping stone to Alabama and two national championships, measured out at 6-3, 323, and figures to impress scouts with his dominant strength.

“I just want to get through the medical stuff and then show them how I move,” he said.

Williams’ body is covered by tattoos that “are little reminders of things I’ve had to get through,” and he spoke with a thick Australian accent. He’s a prospect to be drafted late in the first round, but he could move his stock upward with an athletic workout on Monday that would also project him as a defensive end in a 3-4.

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9 Responses to “Alabama’s Williams perfect prospect for 3-4 teams”

  1. By Dan A on Feb 23, 2013 | Reply

    Could he be a Packer?

  2. By Rusty Draper on Feb 24, 2013 | Reply

    too Australian, next please

  3. By rodgersrules on Feb 24, 2013 | Reply

    No way he’ll still be on the board.

  4. By Warwick on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    rusty, you’re a douchebag! I hope we do get him as he’s a weapon with two national championships. How many have you got? Thought so… From Melbourne, Australia.

  5. By Justin on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    Too Australian??? more reason to want him.

  6. By john on Feb 27, 2013 | Reply

    Too bad he probably will not be available…maybe Cullen Jenkins will.

  7. By Warhawk on Feb 28, 2013 | Reply

    How is Williams gone when he’s projected anywhere from mid-30’s to mid 40’s? If anything he’s a reach at #26. I haven’t seen a board yet that has him higher than our pick.

    Trade back into the low 30’s and I can see it but he won’t be the Packers pick if they stay at #26. Too many others that are better will be there if Ted stays with the pick.

  8. By richard enos on Mar 2, 2013 | Reply


    6’3 323 ??!! Too Australian?? Ya kidding me. You ever see Aussie Rules football? A country immersed in sports (too bad they all got caught on the juice). Thank God you aren’t making our picks bro. We’d have Willie Shoemaker at nose tackle!

  9. By Tim on Mar 7, 2013 | Reply

    Too Australian!!! I think it would be great to have an Australian into the Team. We got some of the bet kickers in the world & pretty phyical too. Go watch Aussie Rules big hits – no padding / no helmets / no worries….

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