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Jonah Williams | Tackle

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 301

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Alabama HC Nick Saban said that junior T Jonah Williams sustained a minor ankle injury in the first quarter of Saturday's win over Louisiana.
Williams (6'5/301) was replaced by Chris Owens at left tackle and did not return to the game after tweaking his ankle, but Saban said that he would have been able to return if needed. We'll keep an eye on the star junior tackle during the upcoming practice week, but sounds like much ado about nothing on this one. Alabama plays Arkansas next weekend. Sep 29 - 3:23 PM

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With Alabama leading Louisiana 35-0 early in the second quarter, junior T Jonah Williams (undisclosed) likely will not return to Saturday's contest.

Williams (6'5/301) was dinged up early in the contest and subsequently taken to the medical tent. While he was later seen holding his helmet, Chris Owens has slotted in in his place and figures to play the remainder of the game at left tackle, as there's no need for Alabama to push Williams in this contest. The junior is officially considered questionable and will be looked reevaluated at the half, but again, the game situation will not require his return. We'll check back in with the star tackle prospect as information becomes available.
Sep 29 - 1:06 PM

Alabama junior T Jonah Williams went to the medical tent with an undisclosed injury concern during Saturday's game against Louisiana.

Williams (6'5/301) limped off the field in the first half and was subsequently spotted talking with several trainers. He was replaced on the line by Chris Owens. Williams is a potential top-10 selection for the spring draft, so any significant injury with this one would be worth monitoring.
Sep 29 - 12:50 PM

The Draft Network's Jon Ledyard projects Alabama junior T Jonah Williams to be selected with the No. 1 overall pick in his latest 2019 mock draft.

Ledyard has heard some describe Williams as "the best tackle in recent memory," but he disagreed, saying "The Alabama left tackle is technically polished and assignment-sound, but physically/athletically/violently he’s more Jake Matthews than Tyron Smith or Trent Williams." Despite the underwhelming comparison, Ledyard believes Williams is very "pro-ready" and will be a "plug-and-play" guy from the get-go.
Aug 13 - 6:30 PM

An anonymous scout told Bleacher Report's Matt Miller that Alabama junior T Jonah Williams is everything you are looking for in a tackle.

"He's everything we want in a tackle," the scout told Miller. "He's smart, athletic, tough and experienced. I don't know what the question marks are." Miller's not sure if there are question marks, either. He was excellent as a right tackle, and then showed no issues moving over to left tackle as a sophomore. "It will depend on team needs, but Williams could be in the conversation for the top selection," writes Miller. "The NFL hasn't seen a tackle prospect like this since the Ronnie Stanley-Laremy Tunsil draft of 2016."
Jun 11 - 4:58 PM

Walter Football's Charlie Campbell was told by scouts that Alabama T Jonah Williams has early round potential.

Williams (6'5/296) is part of a strong 2019 tackle class, and one scout told Campbell that he graded tackle as a second day prospect as a sophomore. Some analysts believe the Crimson Tide tackle have first-round potential, but because of the amount of quality players at the position -- Washington's Trey Adams, Ole Miss's Gregory Little -- he'll have to play exceptionally well to get in that range. ". "[Scouts] thought he may have to play at right tackle or guard in the NFL, but they said that Williams is very smart and reliable," writes Campbell. "With a good year, he could be a late first-round candidate."
May 21 - 3:29 PM

CBS Sports writer Will Brinson projects the Seahawks to take Alabama T Jonah Williams with the 14th pick in his 2019 NFL Mock Draft.

Williams would be the second offensive lineman off the board in this scenario; with Ole Miss T Gregory Little going seventh overall to the Buccaneers ahead of the Crimson Tide tackle. As Trapasso notes: "They keep not picking offensive linemen and we all keep giving them offensive linemen in mock drafts anyway."
Source: CBS Sports
May 14 - 2:34 PM

Alabama sophomore T Jonah Williams required assistance leaving the field after suffering a possible ankle injury early in the third quarter of Monday's national championship game.

Williams (6'5/296) had his ankle/leg rolled up on from behind by Georgia LB Roquan Smith on the play in question. He was noticeably limping as he left the field and was subsequently taken to the medical tent for evaluation. The sophomore left tackle was named an All-American for his work during the 2017 season. If he can't return, that would be a potentially devastating blow for an Alabama offensive line which was already struggling before Williams went down. True freshman Alex Leatherwood is currently playing in his place.
Jan 8 - 10:29 PM

NFL Media Draft Analyst Chad Reuter ranks Alabama sophomore T Jonah Williams third on his list of potential stars playing in the National Championship Game.

Williams (6'5/296) ranks only behind Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith and Alabama safety Minkah Fitzpatrick. The sophomore tackle was an All-American in 2017, and more than held his own against Clemson's fierce defensive line in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Day. He's in for another tricky game on Monday, and as Reuter says "Georgia's linebackers will also test the sophomore's agility in pass protection, and Williams will have to get the job done for Alabama to run the ball effectively against the Bulldogs' front seven."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 4 - 8:58 PM

SEC Network's Cole Cubelic does not believe Alabama sophomore T Jonah Williams will have an issue shifting from the right side to the left.

Williams is shifting over to left tackle as replacement for Cam Robinson. "The reason why Jonah Williams will not struggle going from right to left tackle is simple: he’s done it. He was there versus Chattanooga last fall which tells me he played it in practice as well," Cubelic told SEC Country. Williams (6'5/296) was named a First-Team All-American by both ESPN and USA Today following his stellar showing as a true freshman. SEC Country's Marq Burnett ranks him as the No. 8 most important player for the Tide as we hit the final month before the start of August camp.
Source: SEC Country
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 08:01:00 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban praised true freshman T Jonah Williams.

"Jonah’s played extremely well," Saban said. "Pretty amazing that he’s been able to play with the kind of poise and execute the way he has. He’s a very bright guy, and really made tremendous amounts of improvement from spring to the fall. … It was an area of concern going in, but he’s done an outstanding job for us." The true frosh has been a topic of conversation this week heading into his matchup with the nation's best DE duo, Texas A&M's Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall. "Just coming out of high school some guys are trying to feel their way through, and he knows exactly what he wants," G Ross Pierschbacher said. "He has big goals. Right away he said he wanted to start at right tackle. He came in with that mindset so that propelled him into getting that job." Pierschbacher said teammates recognized early on that the early enrollee was extraordinarily "focused and determined."
Thu, Oct 20, 2016 09:03:00 PM

Alabama true freshman T Jonah Williams was named the SEC offensive player of the week.

On Saturday against USC, Williams became only the second true frosh to start at offensive tackle for Alabama during the Nick Saban era. The right tackle helped RB Damien Harris to average 15.3 ypc en route to 138 yards. In all, Williams posted a grade of 85 percent and recorded two knockdown blocks.
Source: SEC Country
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 03:54:00 PM

Alabama HC Nick Saban told FOX Sports "how much he liked how athletic, explosive and bright" Alabama true freshman T Jonah Williams is.

Saban, though, said the young Californian needs to get bigger and stronger. Cam Robinson will not be prosecuted, but it's still possible that he'll be suspended for the opener against USC. If he is, Williams may get the nod at left tackle in a big spot. Until he hears word on that, Williams' focus will be on winning the right tackle job. FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman says Williams is "getting a long look at the right tackle spot."
Source: FOX Sports
Mon, Jun 20, 2016 06:22:00 PM

ESPN's Greg Ostendorf noted that Alabama true freshman T Jonah Williams took reps at both left and right tackle this spring.

Williams finds himself in an interesting position. The Tide are in something of a state of offensive line flux and he could be a prime benefactor. No official suspension has been levied against star T Cam Robinson (who is facing a felony stolen weapons charge), as HC Nick Saban is waiting out the legal process, but a penalty could still be coming down the pike. The team also dismissed five-star JUCO transfer lineman Charles Baldwin for a rules violation. Just by default, Williams has an opportunity to play early -- perhaps even as a Week 1 starter, though that has not been engraved in stone. Saban spoke of the 6-foot-5, 280-pound Williams' place on the team in positive terms back in the spring, calling him "very bright" and "very athletic."
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 03:32:00 PM

Alabama true freshman T Jonah Williams is a leading contender to replace Cam Robinson if the latter is suspended.

"He’s a very bright guy and very athletic," HC Nick Saban said last month. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound Williams is a top-50 overall recruit and an early enrollee. He may be thrown to the wolves if star LT Cam Robinson, facing a felony weapons charge, is suspended. The Crimson Tide will face the following edge rushers this fall: Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett and Deashon Hall; LSU’s Arden Key and Lewis Neal; Tennessee’s Derek Barnett, Ole Miss’ Marquis Haynes, and Arkansas’ Deatrich Wise.
Tue, May 17, 2016 06:56:00 PM