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Alabama Football 2019 NFL Draft: Jonah Williams Taken #11

Cincy makes the former Tide lineman their first round pick of the Draft.

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Jonah Williams is a Bengal.
Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

With the 11th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft , the Bengals select Jonah Williams.

Measurables: 6’4”, 302

Speed/Strength: 5.12, 23

Hops (vert/broad): 28”, 100”

Mobility (3-cone, shuttle): 8.01

Williams came to Alabama from Folsom, CA as a 5-star prospect and ranked the No. 17 overall player of the Class of 2016. The big offensive lineman was an early enrollee and made an impact from the very beginning.

With All-American and current Jacksonville Jaguars starting tackle Cam Robinson manning the left tackle, Williams claimed the right side as a true freshman. Upon Robinson’s departure to the NFL, Williams would start on the left side for the next two seasons earning All-SEC honors both years and Unanimous All-American and Jacobs Blocking Trophy winner in 2018.

Scouts across the board rave about Williams on every level of his game but some seemed to be hung up on 3/8 of an inch. At the Combine, his arms measured 33 5/8”. Some magical fairy came down from Rainbow Mountain and pronounced that anything less than 34 inches just won’t cut it. But clearly all Bengals front office had to do was turn on game film to see Williams as a 10-year NFL lineman.

The Bengals fans seem pretty happy.


Alabama has been supplying NFL teams with offensive linemen throughout the Nick Saban era. Today, Jonah Williams joins that list.

Year Round Player Position Team
2009 1 Andre Smith Tackle Cincinnati Bengals
2009 3 Antoine Caldwell Center Houston Texans
2010 3 Mike Johnson Guard Atlanta Falcons
2011 1 James Carpenter Tackle Seattle Seahawks
2013 1 Chance Warmack Guard Tennessee Titans
2013 1 D. J. Fluker Tackle San Diego Chargers
2013 4 Barrett Jones Center St. Louis Rams
2014 2 Cyrus Kouandjio Tackle Buffalo Bills
2015 4 Arie Kouandjio Guard Washington Redskins
2015 7 Austin Shepherd Tackle Minnesota Vikings
2016 1 Ryan Kelly Center Indianapolis Colts
2017 2 Cam Robinson Tackle Jacksonville Jaguars
2018 6 Bradley Bozeman Center Baltimore Ravens