Alabama DL On Murray: "Lot Of Stuff" He Can Work On

Quinnen Williams was impressed with Kyler Murray's arm and speed in the College Football Playoff, but there are areas in which the Heisman Trophy winner must improve

Tiki and Tierney
March 14, 2019 - 6:24 pm

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Oklahoma quarterback prospect and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray is expected to be the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft. While it remains to be seen what kind of NFL player he will be, Murray dominated the college game from start to finish last season.

Alabama defensive line prospect Quinnen Williams saw it firsthand.

“Man, he’s fast,” Williams said on Tiki & Tierney. “He has out-of-this-world speed. He’s a great player, he can throw the ball, he can make the great throws and he can run the offense.”

Alabama beat Oklahoma, 45-34, in the College Football Playoff in December. The Tide led 28-0 in the second quarter before Murray made the game semi-competitive. He finished 19-of-37 for 308 yards and two touchdowns and ran 17 times for 109 yards and a touchdown.

Williams was impressed, but he also saw some deficiencies.

“There’s a lot of stuff that I watched and I saw as I played against (him) that he can work on, and there’s a lot of stuff I can work on,” Williams said. “Just to play against him and know him, he’s a great guy. To see all the benefits that he’s been working on is paying off in the end – whenever you see a great player like that and you’re a great player, you have to recognize game and always give your props to that person.”

While Murray could go No. 1, Williams figures to be one of the next players off the board. Yes, even in a class full of elite defensive linemen, Williams stands out.

“I feel like what separates me from the rest of the guys in the class this year is my (football IQ) – the way I dissect football, the way I watch film, the different things I learn from game-to-game or how I can beat an opponent,” Williams said. “I feel like it’s one of the huge characteristics that I have that separates me from the rest of those guys in the draft. Everybody is big, strong, fast, athletic, and everybody’s great. But you got to find those little things that you can do better than somebody else. I feel like watching film and learning technique, I do better than everybody.”