One possible target of the Arizona Cardinals number one pick is defensive tackle Quinnen Williams
With so much talk about the Arizona Cardinals taking either defensive tackle Nick Bosa or quarterback Kyler Murray, the guy some think could go first shined Sunday morning in Indianapolis. Hopefully the Cardinals took notice.
Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams ran a great 40-yard dash Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. He ran an unofficial 4.83, which registered just ahead of Ohio State’s Bosa at 4.84.
Also running high were defensive linemen Jerry Tillery from Notre Dame at 4.93, Zach Allen from Boston College at 4.95 along with Kingsley Keke from Texas A&M at 4.95. They are currently still out on the field at the time of this writing, so further numbers are pending.
With Williams presenting a fast number in the 40 like that is an eye-popper. As I’ve said a number of times in the past though, the 40 is not the end all to be all. It is great they are fast, but what does that translate to on the field?
We’ll see what the rest of the combine does for Williams but he was someone on the radar as a possible top pick by yours truly. The Cardinals are in need of help on the interior of the defensive line.
Regardless of what happens the rest of the combine, Williams is already the real deal. He has many strengths. He has quick hands, he’s fast off the snap. He’s also versatile and and a quick change of direction ability.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg though. Sunday’s result just seems to further prove the point he will be a top 5 selection at the NFL Draft on April 25th.
If the Cardinals wanted to trade down a few spots, they could still probably get Williams at four or five but probably not and further down than that. But predicting the draft never goes the way we think it will however Williams should be a guy that gets serious consideration in Arizona.