clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Will the Skins be open to experiment with former top-10 HS prospect Allen-Williams?

Hogs Haven takes a look at 2019 NFL Draft prospects who could contribute to the Redskins

NCAA Football: South Carolina at Clemson Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Bryson Allen-Williams, LB
School: South Carolina | Conference: SEC
College Experience: RS Senior | Age: 22
Height / Weight: 6-0 / 236 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 7th round/UDFA
NFL Comparison: Casey Matthews

College Statistics

Player Overview

Allen-Williams was a top-10 national linebacker prospect out of high school. He’s suffered various injuries throughout his collegiate career. His play as a 4-3 DE where he was average at best. His second senior season was his best season where he accrued 10 tackles for loss. Analysts such as Lance Zierlien sees his path into the NFL as a 4-3 OLB. Tested poorly in the NFL Combine among participating linebackers.

Strengths

  • Plays physical
  • Good initial burst
  • Hones in well when chasing targets
  • Good coverage experience (4 career interceptions)

Weaknesses

  • Often misses tackles in open space
  • Injuries may have taken his most of his burst.
  • Gets caught up in blocks
  • Stiffness and lack of fluidity

Let’s see his work:

More Bryson Allen-Williams videos

How would he fit on the Redskins

Allen-Williams would be a training camp project and audition for a spot on special teams. If Washington believes the tools that he had when recruited as a 5-star high school prospect, they could be willing to see how he handles the transition in rookie minicamp. He was a mismatched fit as an EDGE rusher but showed some ability that could translate to a serviceable depth linebacker if given good coaching. At the moment, Washington’s depth at inside linebacker is at the whim on the commissioner’s decision with Rueben Foster, the development of Shaun Dion Hamilton, and whether the team still believes in Mason Foster. If the Skins want to look towards linebacker prospects with more coverage skills, Allen-Williams is worth giving a look.