FS Marcus Williams 6'1 195 lbs. Utah Utes. What makes this guy special? Is it his Vertical leap, Hands, nose for the ball, speed and a down hill hitman. Those are all great, but he brings what the Panther miss in a trash talker on the field like Josh Norman.
Speaking of Norman I would hate to think he could paired with Norman on the Redskins. Two trash talkers to get in the heads of WR's.
Look at his stats. I go Wow.
UTAH: Two-time All-Pac-12 safety declared for the NFL Draft following his junior year … starter since his true freshman season … played in 37 of 39 games in his career (missed two with injury) with 30 starts … 11 career interceptions and 19 career passes defended … two-time first-team All-Pac-12 Academic.
Utah football: Safety Marcus Williams has been special find for Utes
What does Williams do? Everything.
In its early season All-America team, Pro Football Focus revealed that the 6-foot-1, 195-pound Williams was the only safety to get both a top-four rushing and passing grade in its system. Against San Jose State, Williams did not allow a catch in his coverage area on 39 pass attempts. He's picked off two passes and recovered two fumbles this season.
"I'm always licking my chops every game," he said. "I'm ball-hungry, so I'm gonna go get the ball."
Not that he can't hit when needed: He's tied for second with 24 tackles this year, including eight against USC as Utah's front seven struggled to contain the run game. His stop of JuJu Smith-Schuster on third down led to a punt that allowed Utah's game-winning drive.
Williams' game is powered by immense physical gifts: He has a 38-inch vertical leap (best on the team) that allows him to high-point passes. His sideline-to-sideline speed is probably the best among Utah's defenders, and it's rare to see a quarterback throw deep on Utah's secondary and Williams not at least contest the targeted receiver.
Then there's Williams, who watches as much as two hours of film per day throughout the week. Even on game day, Hatfield spies him watching clips of the receivers and quarterback they'll be facing in only a few hours.
Those clips are a gold mine for Williams: They tell him what routes the receivers like to run. They tell him how the quarterback will try to look him off his coverage. He reads the ways that the offense will try to attack — and how they'll be vulnerable. This is a trait most say has been drilled in by Scalley.
Williams is a loud trash-talker on the field, and Young says the sound of his "squeaky voice" has grown on the team.
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