The Cincinnati Bengals have reached an agreement with Clemson defensive tackle DeShawn Williams, per Fox Sports NFL Insider Alex Marvez, the player's twitter account and TigerNet.com.
#WhoDeyNation so thankful— DeShawn Williams (@BigNuk_99) May 3, 2015
According to his college bio, Williams posted 161 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and 24 pressures over his 53-game collegiate career, which included 17 starts. During his final season at Clemson, he generated 54 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three sacks, and seven pressures.
Per his NFL.com draft profile:
Comes off the ball quickly and pad level nice and low firing into blockers. Active hands using them to sift and shed blockers vs. zone blocks. Strong upper body. Able to anchor in against double teams and lack of height creates natural leverage at point of attack. Plus ball awareness. Looks to actively rid himself of blocker and get after the ball. Flashes ability to move and stunt up front.
Shorter than desired checking it at under 6-foot-1. Is a little top heavy. Allows base to narrow when sliding down the line and loses balance at times because of it. Decent direction change in tight areas, but beyond that, it's a struggle. Doesn't have play strength to play through redirect blocks once he gets on an edge. Grunt and grind pass rusher who often comes out on passing downs.