Denver Broncos 2021 draft: Analyzing instant impact for every pick
6 (219). Seth Williams, WR, Auburn
Following his 2019 season at Auburn, it appeared as though Seth Williams was on a second- or third-round trajectory as a big-time weapon from the X receiver position.
Williams is 6-foot-3, 211 pounds, and ran a 4.49 at the Auburn pro day in the 40-yard dash. He also posted a 37-inch vertical jump.
Williams’ impressive combination of size, ball skills at the catch point, run blocking, and special teams ability are all very fun when he’s “on”, but he struggles with consistency in his routes, creating separation, and he had a case of the drops this past season.
Watching some of these plays, those drops come as a surprise and they should be able to be easily corrected as Williams had to deal with only 50 percent of passes coming his direction even being determined catchable last year.
His all-around tools are very fun, and his best tape you can put up with some of the best receivers in this class. The issue is, unlike Ja’Marr Chase and other guys picked in the top two rounds, Williams lacked that desired consistency.
Still, he can be an asset for the Denver Broncos on special teams and he could easily factor into the top seven at the rotation as a rookie, perhaps having a few games where he gets a shot like Tyrie Cleveland did a season ago.