Deunta Williams Scouting Report
Deunta Williams
Deunta Williams - North Carolina (HT: 6-2 - WT: 215)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 4 of 30

Positives: Has a very solid frame for a safety, has above-average mix of height and bulk, speed is adequate for the position... Durability not an issue, has not missed any substantial time due to injury, did have surgery on wrist, but was not slowed by the after-effects... Put up exceptional stats during his first three years (169 tackles, 12 interceptions, two forced fumbles)... Is a good sideline-to-sideline defender, flows well to the ball and seems to be near every play in the secondary... Is very instinctual, reads opposing quarterbacks well and is an adequate zone defender... Appears to be an above-average man defender, has good footwork and fluid hips for his size... Versatile safety, has the ability to play both positions because of size/athleticism mix... Has the ability to strike hard when taking good angles, has some pop when hitting receivers after the catch... Has good instincts in run coverage, reads fairly quickly and explodes to the ball.

Negatives: Production declined significantly in 2010 (49 tackles, one forced fumble, no interceptions)... Was suspended four games in 2010 for violating NCAA rules along with several of his teammates, but has stayed out of trouble otherwise... Is not the surest tackler, does not break down well, can play out of control at times and miss open-field tackles... Will be fooled by double moves and quick cuts, is aggressive, but can be too aggressive at times... Needs to work on taking better angles in run defense and in pursuit, will get caught up in traffic at times and get behind plays when running across the field... Suffered a broken leg in the Music City Bowl vs. Tennessee, won't be able to do much to improve draft stock, will not be able to participate at Senior Bowl or combine.

Totals   218 158 60 0 3 12 0 0
2007 North Carolina   57 39 18 2 0 1 3 0 0
2008 North Carolina   65 55 10 1 0 1 3 0 0
2009 North Carolina   47 34 13 0 0 6 0 0
2010 North Carolina   49 30 19 2 0 1 0 0 0

(January 26) -- The Sideline Scouting crew has completed another successful day in Mobile and posted full practice reports from both the North and South squad practice. Full transcripts are now also available from the evening press conference with head coaches Marvin Lewis and Chan Gailey and several players from both teams. Make sure to keep checking back for multiple daily updates as we begin to wrap up the week of practices here at the 2011 Senior Bowl.

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WR, Georgia
*Patrick Peterson
*Nick Fairley
DT, Auburn
*Da'Quan Bowers
DE, Clemson
*Blaine Gabbert
QB, Missouri
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