Atlanta Falcons Potential First Round Pick Jonah Williams

Atlanta Falcons, Jonah Williams (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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NFL Combine Results

Jonah Williams turned in a solid but unspectacular performance at the NFL Draft Combine. He ran the 40 yard dash in 5.12 seconds. This placed him number 12 among offensive linemen. He was ranked third among the highly graded offensive linemen and first among highly graded tackles.

Jonah did not fare as well in the agility drills. Only 11 linemen ran a slower time than his 4.79 in the 20 yard shuttle. Included in those 11 is Cody Ford, the offensive tackle that most consider to be the top competition for Williams, in his quest to be the second tackle drafted in 2019. The Atl All Day breakdown of Ford can be found by clicking here. Juwon Taylor of the University of Florida is expected to be the top blocker drafted. The three cone drill produced similar results with Williams finishing ninth worse among offensive linemen, but again better than Ford.

In the vertical jump drill, Jonah Williams finished number 24, jumping 28 inches. His competition Cody Ford fared better in this drill. Offensive linemen rarely use their jumping ability in a game, however it does show a player’s explosiveness. The broad jump was Williams’ worst showing, as he jumped an even 100 inches. Only five offensive linemen did worse than Jonah. Perhaps the biggest disappointment at the Combine for Williams, was the fact that he was only able to bench press 225 pounds, 23 times. This placed him in a tie for number 28 among his peers. This was one less rep than Juwon Taylor and surprisingly four more than the much bigger Cody Ford. Check out his results compared to his peers via the NFL on their 2019 Combine Tracker.

Here is a video of Williams running the 40 yard dash at the Combine courtesy of the official 2019 YouTube channel: