WR Seth Wiliams, Auburn
HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL): Cottondale, AL (Paul W Bryant)
247 RATING: .9259
POSITION RANK: 12
Receiving: 85 catches, 1,364 yards (16.0 ypc), 13 touchdowns
Receiving: 59 catches, 830 yards (14.1 ypc), 8 touchdowns
Seth Williams Breakdown
Auburn’s offense isn’t necessarily the best for a wide receiver to thrive, but players like Seth Williams find a way to make an impact on the game. We saw that in Week 1 against Oregon when he hauled in the game winning touchdown pass. If he wants to improve his production, Nix needs to develop, but he can also elevate his game to another level.
Williams’ size helps him win most of his routes. He fills out his frame nicely, and his physicality helps him shield defenders from incoming passes, and is the biggest reason he wins a majority of the 50/50 balls that Nix throws his way. He’s also great at tracking the football deep, and adjusting his body to make tough catches. Williams showed that in the aforementioned play against the Ducks. Even if a defender finds a way to compete with him for a pass, it’s tough for them to knock the ball out of his strong hands.
He’s already shown that his athleticism can help him haul in passes, but the technical part of his game can get better. He’s not a burner deep, but he can work on his route running and footwork to create more separation from defenders. That also starts with his release at the snap. Luckily for him, he’s still young and working on his craft. After two years of starting, he knows what to expect from defenses. Now, he can make adjustments to his game.
Seth Williams is still an underrated player with good potential. He’s a big, physical player who’s strong at the high point of the pass. Adding some separation within his routes and at the snap will make life much easier for him, and will also help his quarterback’s development too.