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Draft Scout News
08/26/13 - CB Steve Williams (pectoral) and defensive tackle Byron Jerideau (shoulder) were placed on injured reserve. Williams is a fifth-round selection this year and Jerideau is a rookie free agent.
08/18/13 - CB Steve Williams is expected to miss the entire season with a torn pectoral muscle he sustained during Thursday's preseason loss to the Chicago Bears.
04/29/13 - A closer look at the Chargers' picks: Round 5/145 - Steve Williams, CB, 5-9, 181, California...Williams is undersized, but the Chargers think he might be able to work the slot position where he could possibly fight with Shareece Wright or Marcus Gilchrist for playing time. Williams left California a year early, so he's not only small but young. - The Sports Xchange
04/24/13 - 2013 NFL DRAFT RANG'S GANG: Nickel CB: Steve Williams, California, 5-09, 181, 4.34...With many teams playing their third cornerback more often than they do their middle linebacker, I thought it appropriate to list my favorite at this specific position. It would be easy to peg Tyrann Mathieu here as I believe it is where he projects best and few play the game with the ferocity of the aptly-nicknamed Honey Badger. Williams, however, is every bit the LSU star's match in terms of pure coverage ability and yet few outside of the Pac-12 know his name. He's shorter than ideal but surprisingly stout, a spectacular athlete and possesses the physicality needed to play inside. He ranks among the most under-appreciated players in the entire draft, regardless of position. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
04/21/13 - ROB RANG'S 2013 NFL DRAFT DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH: Steve Williams, California, 5-09, 181, 4.34 ... While Williams lacks the size scouts prefer, the light-footed, loose-hipped cornerback certainly possesses the athleticism for coverage as well as the toughness necessary to handle run support. After playing in all 37 games over his career, including starting the past 25 consecutively, Williams surprised many with the decision to leave after his junior season and many analysts have yet to catch on to his impressive all-around game. Blame his relatively plain name or the fact that he starred for a Cal squad that struggled through a 3-9 season. Regardless, don't be surprised when Williams' play in the NFL proves he was among the most unheralded defensive backs in the build-up to the 2013 draft.
Five Other Cornerbacks to Consider: 1. Robert Alford, Southeast Louisiana, 5-10, 188, 4.34 ... 2. Mike Edwards, Hawaii, 5-9, 189, 4.50 ... 3. Rashaan Melvin, Northern Illinois, 6-2, 192, 4.44* ... 4. Sheldon Price, UCLA, 6-2, 190, 4.47* ... 5. B.W. Webb, William & Mary, 5-10, 184, 4.46 - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com