Scouting Report: John Williams, WR, Wagner

Sewell, NJ | 6040 | 210 | 4.55E | 2018

A team leader who transferred from the JUCO level and possesses the ability to stretch the field, to go along with a solid frame. Demonstrates speed and shiftiness to be effective when used in bubble screens and end arounds. Average footwork; can improve his route running and do a better job getting off jams at the line of scrimmage. He has been a red zone weapon with his strong hands and jump-ball/high point instincts. He is also an aggressive runner when the ball is in his hands; he will lower the boom and pick up yards after the catch. While his blocking technique is far from polished, he can get body on body and help in the run game; shows the effort. Has appeared winded during certain stretches of the game; seen hunched over/hands on knees; questionable conditioning. This player has had his production suffer immensely in 2017 due to injuries to the Seahawks starting and backup quarterbacks. A basketball player growing up who didn’t start playing football until his junior year of high school, his best football is still ahead of him and he could find intrigue from NFL teams as an undrafted free agent.

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2017 Preseason All-NEC: In his first season as a Seahawk, the rangy 6-6, 210-pound John Williams had a huge impact and returns as one of the Seahawks’ major weapons and a legitimate deep threat.

2016: Had 33 receptions for 701 yards and five touchdowns, all team highs, with the 701 receiving yards ranking ninth on the Wagner all-time single-season list … Big-play weapon down the field, his 21.2 yards per reception average led the NEC and ranked third nationally and had five receptions of 40 or more yards … Earned a spot on the All-NEC Second Team. The South Jersey native had three 100-yard plus receiving games, with a career-high 112 yards at Bryant (10/22), 110 at Robert Morris (11/12) and 105 vs. Saint Francis U (11/19).  He hailed in a career-high six receptions in consecutive weeks at Bryant (10/22) and at UMass (10/29). In the 40-5 win at Robert Morris, Williams snared a career-long 68-yard reception, which went for a touchdown … Business Administration major.

Before Wagner: Attended Lackawanna Community College following a stellar high school career in South Jersey … Recorded 10 receptions for 176 yards for the Falcons … One of 15 players from Lackawanna who signed national letters of intent with colleges across the country … Helped lead the Washington Township HS Minutemen to a 7-3 record as a senior.