In what is arguably the weakest defensive tackle class in years, the Cincinnati Bengals have a big need at defensive end.
Because of that they may look to one of the very few guys in this class who has both production and athleticism to his name, two keys to being a successful pass rush defensive tackle in the NFL.
That player in this class is Milton Williams, who flashes good hand usage and explosive pass rush ability, all with the caveat that he has a very slender frame as a defensive tackle, which comes with all the downsides you might expect, including an inability to anchor and a lack of a real power rush.
In spite of that, his potential as a pass rusher is tantalizing, so let’s take a look at that athleticism that shows his potential.
- Height: 6’3”
- Weight: 284 pounds
- 40-yard dash: 4.67
- Broad Jump: 121”
- Vertical Jump: 38.5”
- Shuttle: 4.33
- 3-cone: 6.96
To see the full draft profile, click on the video at the beginning of the article to see my full thoughts on him as a prospect along with some clips illustrating his strengths and weaknesses as a player.