2017 NFL Draft: Alabama’s Tim Williams Is This Year’s Rising Star Pass-Rusher

December 22, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Half of the NFL has virtually no shot at making it into the postseason heading into the final two weeks of the year. Now, well into the winter, many are shifting their attention from living and dying with their teams on weekends to focusing on what their squads may or may not do in the offseason.
Looking at the 2017 NFL draft, the strongest position the class has to offer is the depth of the edge-defenders who are eligible to declare, including the likes of Texas A&M's Myles Garrett, Stanford's Solomon Thomas, UCLA's Takkarist McKinley, Alabama's Jonathan Allen, Auburn's Carl Lawson and Tennessee's Derek Barnett.
With that being said, quietly, the best pure pass-rusher just might be Allen's Crimson Tide teammate Tim Williams.
In the last three draft classes combined, only two senior pass-rushers have come off the board as top-20 picks in former Clemson Tiger Vic Beasley and former Buffalo Bull Khalil Mack. Beasley, who returned for a final year after being labeled un...

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