5 prospects at the Combine who worked their way out of being Vikings
By Nik Edlund
Jonah Williams – OT (Alabama)
Williams actually hurt his chances of being taken by the Vikings before he even stepped foot on the field to perform a drill. In the media portion of the combine, he was asked his thoughts on moving inside to guard. He basically said he wasn’t thrilled about that idea and considers himself a tackle, and a left tackle at that. He did backtrack a bit at the end, but the damage should’ve been done as he revealed his true belief about his NFL future.
It was all for naught though as Williams on-field performance all but assured he’ll be off the board by pick 18. He showed perfect technique with his footwork and hand placement during the on the field portion of the offensive lineman testing. He also fared well in the physical testing and participated in every single drill.
When factoring his solid Combine with reels and reels of outstanding game tape, the odds that Jonah Williams falls down the board are very slim. There are nearly ten teams picking ahead of the Vikings that need offensive line help. One of these teams will certainly take Williams as potentially their starting left tackle of the future.