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What to Watch: Leonard Williams' Pro Day

USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams will take the field on Wednesday for his pro day.

A countdown of the top 50 overall players in the 2015 NFL Draft as ranked by NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah.(Note: this list has been updated to reflect Jeremiah's most recent rankings.)

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Williams is considered to be one of the best overall prospects in this year's draft class, regardless of position. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah listed Williams No. 1 on his draft prospect rankings and CBS Sports agreed, also listing him as the top prospect. Who will make the trip to California to watch Williams work out? Is there anything else they need to see?

2. Can he do anything to increase his stock?
Williams has put an excellent body of work on film, he performed well at the NFL Scouting Combine and there were no red flags raised from his interviews with NFL teams. He is undoubtedly a first-round pick and widely projected to be selected in the top five. Does he have anything to gain during his pro day? Is there anything he can do to jump up teams' draft boards?


  1. Which exercises will he go through?**
    Williams is expected to go through position drills, but will he partake in timed drills? His 40-yard dash time at the combine (4.97 seconds) ranked 21st amongst defensive linemen at the combine and he did not participate in the bench press.

4. How is his technique coming along?
In their draft profile of Williams, NFL.com called Williams "raw" because of his difficulty putting pass-rush moves together and using his hands "as weapons". NFL.com also said they would like to see him quicker out of his stance. It will be interesting to see how Williams has taken to the criticisms and how quickly he's able to address those issues.


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