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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Chase Williams, S, San Jose State

Chase Williams is a veteran safety at San Jose State who shows good sideline-to-sideline speed. Hula Bowl scout Justyce Gordon breaks down Williams as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Chase Williams, #1
School (Code)San Jose State University (CASJ)
Class Yr6th Year Senior
Height, Weight6020, 200 lbs.
40 Yd Dash4.52e
Position/DepthFS, S
Honors/Captainship2022 All-Mountain West Honorable Mention Selection
Season Viewed (yr)2023
Games WatchedUSC, Hawaii & Utah State
Scout Name / DateJustyce Gordon, 11-6-23

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202224 solo tackles (40 total), 1.5 TFL, 2 Int’s & 3 PD’s in 11 games
202131 solo tackles (48 total), 2.5 TFL, 1 sack & 1 Int in 11 games
20204 total tackles in 1 game
201920 solo tackles (29 total), and 1 TFL in 11 games
20183 solo tackles (4 total), 1 TFL

Player Summary:

Chase Williams is a 6th year senior at San Jose State University. He’s played 2 seasons there after spending his first previous 4 years at USC. Williams is overall a very good athlete, he possesses very good height & frame, good sideline-to-sideline speed and good lateral agility/click-close speed when transitioning. Williams possesses good coverage ability as well displaying good ability to match/mirror in both Man & Zone concepts. When playing single high Williams also shows good range when sinking in coverage to cover ground well on the back end. As an athlete Williams is able to mirror well in coverage but he possesses adequate route rec in coverage to anticipate and jump routes, as well as average ball skills to find and make plays on ball in coverage. Run support is where Willaims tends to struggle most, although he shows good pursuit/leverage ability, he shows adequate tackling ability in space and around LOS as he struggles to wrap and finish tackles. Williams also shows adequate block shed ability as he’s a bit slow disengaging from blocks, especially on interior vs bigger bodies.

Scheme Fit:

FS/Nickel in a balanced defensive scheme

Power Statement:

Chase Williams is a player with the ideal size to play safety at the next level, along with plus athletic ability that allows him to be fluid in coverage. Williams’s football IQ and technique in run support is a work in progress and likely will be a project at next level, if he can improve, he has potential to stick around the league and even serve as a quality depth piece. 

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