Height: 6-1 | Weight: 235 | Number: #4 | Class: 2019 (SR) | Hometown: Ellenwood, GA | High School: Cedar Grove | Date of Birth: October 15, 1996 | Major: Mass Communications | Agent: Premier Athlete Advisors | Trainer: Boost FitClub (Nashville)
OVERVIEW: A four-star recruit from the Steve Spurrier regime, Allen-Williams endured an up and down collegiate career during his time in Columbia, often playing out of position. He has always put the team first playing Buck, Sam, defensive end, nickel and has been called the best edge rusher on the team by the coaching staff. His speed and versatility make him an intriguing inside linebacker prospect but concerns about his durability has dimmed his draft stock a bit, making him a late round/priority free agent value.
PROS: The speedy backer is well-built with a solid frame and possesses the necessary athleticism to shoot the gaps or drop in pass coverage. He does a nice job in bump and run; shows excellent instincts and takes good pursuit angles. In addition, he’s a sound forum tackler in the open field and possesses the skill-set to be an outstanding special teams contributor. He was voted a team captain and was elected as the vice chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council as a senior; has been praised by his teammates for his tutelage and positive mindset.
CONS: Injuries have robbed him of enjoying any type of consistency. A season-ending shoulder injury in 2017 granted him an extra year of eligibility. He also suffered an ankle injury, which cost him the final month of his senior campaign. Lacks reps and experience at inside backer, which is where he projects at the next level.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: “Bryson has done a fantastic job of the things that we’ve asked him to do. Bryson’s biggest talent, and it is a talent, is effort. He plays extremely hard when he’s on the field. And he’s a guy that goes after it, and he’s been a great ambassador of our program.” – Head Coach Will Muschamp
COMPARISON: Kamu Grugier-Hill, Philadelphia Eagles – A hybrid type of player who has found a home at linebacker, while becoming one of the top gunners on special teams in the league.
PERSONAL: Bryson Joshua Allen-Williams graduated in May of 2018 with a degree in mass communications.
CAREER: Finished with 48 games played, including 21 starts, totaling 176 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and six and a half sacks.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Cedar Grove (Ellenwood, Ga.) High School in 2014. Coached by Jimmy Smith. The Saints went 7-5 in his senior season, reaching the second round of the state AAA playoffs, earned Class AAA second-team all-state honors by the Georgia Sportswriters. Earned a spot on the AJC’s Class AAA All-Metro squad, played in the U.S. Army All-America Bowl following his senior season. Collected 99 tackles with 22 tackles for loss including 16 sacks, three fumble recoveries and an interception, as a junior. Was an AT&T Georgia Junior Bowl selection, recorded 64 tackles as a sophomore. Rivals considered him the sixth-best outside linebacker in the nation, No. 103 overall, and the 28th-best player in the state of Georgia. Was Scout’s 12th-best outside linebackers and rated No. 138 overall. 247Sports listed him as the nation’s No. 6 outside linebacker, the seventh-best player in the state of Georgia and No. 96 on its Top247 list. ESPN considered him No. 162 on its ESPN300 list.