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Will Avery Williamson Get His Name Called Today?

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He’s lead the SEC in tackles for the past two season but today could be the day Avery Williamson gets to take his talent to the league. Today marks rounds four through seven of the NFL draft and all the fun kicks off at noon. If Kentucky’s lone prospect is picked up it is expected to be after round 5. Here’s what Nolan Nawrocki of had to say about Williamson’s abilities:


Good size. Plays with a good, wide base. Very productive tackler. Outstanding personal and football character — works hard, is accountable and commands respect. Smart, understands the game and can make all the calls and on-field adjustments.


Average athletic ability and foot quickness — is a step late to the perimeter. Struggles to disengage from blockers once he is locked up. Limited cover range and reactions — is late to recognize and gets sucked up by playaction. Average functional strength. Is not a take-on thumper. His 30 1/2-inch vertical was worst among middle linebackers at the combine.

Draft Projection

Rounds 5-6

Bottom Line

A functional, between-the-tackles run stopper with a chance to make it on the inside of a 3-4 defense where he can patrol the middle. Can be targeted in coverage and will need to make a mark on special teams to stick.

[Avery Williamson Draft Profile]

Before the draft rumor had it that Denver was high on the former Wildcat as Kentucky players like Tamme, Trevathen, and Woodyard have proven to be steals. Could they be the team to take Williamson? We will let you know if they are. In the meantime which team would you like to see take a chance on Avery?


Article written by Andrew Cassady

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10 Comments for Will Avery Williamson Get His Name Called Today?

  1. Billy Hill
    12:35 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    Awwww. How cute. Kentucky may have someone drafted on the 3rd day.

    • Billy Hill
      12:47 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t always troll KSR, but when I do, I make damn sure it’s a football post.


  2. Stupes
    12:47 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    He led the SEC in tackles the past 2 seasons, but 11 linebackers have already been drafted so far. He’s still way down the board. What gives?

    • Stupes
      1:23 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

      13 linebackers drafted now.

  3. Gd4uk
    12:51 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    Apparently there were some issues at the Combine. Don’t recall specifics but lateral movement maybe?

  4. Seth
    12:51 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    I see the Colts picking up Williamson. They need a run stopper big time! Lets keep Avery in blue and white!

  5. It's Clear
    1:00 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    Easy to see the huge talent disadvantage UK faced the past few years when your one and only possible draft pick goes in round 6 or 7. The Grand Canyon sized hole Phillips dug for this program is stunning.

  6. wildcat
    1:20 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    when we see stoops players being drafted i predict they will be first and second round players maybe even some top 10 or top 5 picks

  7. Catfan1
    2:28 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    I agree with Seth. Go Colts!!

  8. Brandon
    2:35 pm May 10, 2014 Permalink

    That was weird just looked at the headline while watching draft, heard the famous ESPN music when someone gets picked and it turns out to be Williamson