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.
Jonah Williams will learn pad level & proper base with feet. Chance to be special if it happens. Great tech... https://t.co/y2Mk2RXApv— Cole Cubelic (@colecubelic) September 7, 2016
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.
|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|