Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 3/94 - Brandon Williams, DT, 6-1, 335, Missouri Southern...Anchor style nose tackle and Division II All-American who bench-pressed 225 pounds 38 times at the NFL scouting combine. Athletic for his size and can do a handstand and walk, performed well at Senior Bowl and will challenge Terrence Cody for playing time. - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - A closer look at the Ravens' picks: Round 3/94 - Brandon Williams, DT, 6-1, 335, Missouri Southern...Anchor style nose tackle and Division II All-American who bench-pressed 225 pounds 38 times at the NFL scouting combine. Athletic for his size and can do a handstand and walk, performed well at Senior Bowl and will challenge Terrence Cody for playing time. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - The Ravens drafted Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams in the third round with the 94th overall pick. The 6-1, 335-pounder is a Division II All-American who registered 182 career tackles, 49.5 for losses, 25 sacks and five forced fumbles. He was named Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Year last season when he had 59 tackles, four forced fumbles and 6.5 sacks. Wiliams bench-pressed 225 pounds 38 times at the scouting combine. "He's like a fire plug in there," Ravens director of college scouting Joe Hortiz said. "He's tough to move, he bends really well. He's tough to move. He bends really well, he keeps his pads down. We're really excited to get him." QUOTE TO NOTE: "I was like, 'I would love to be a Raven, I would love to be on that defense.' I know how nasty it is, I know how physical it is. That's exactly what I feel like I am, and I definitely wanted to be a Raven." -- Third-round nose tackle Brandon Williams. - The Sports Xchange
04/24/13 - 2013 NFL DRAFT RANG'S GANG: NG: Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern, 6-1, 335, 5.32...In a draft filled with wide-bodied run-stuffers, Williams is perhaps the stoutest. He's built like a chest freezer; nearly as broad as he is tall and erased any concerns about his ability to make the leap from Division II Mid-American Conference to the NFL with an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl. Williams was every bit as dominant at the lower level as you'd expect for a player who might sneak into the second round, earning All-American honors the past three years. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
04/17/13 - 2013 Missouri Southern Pro Day: Brandon Williams highlights pro day at Missouri Southern State...Missouri Southern State had its pro day on March 5. Three players worked out for five teams. Brandon Williams, DT (6-foot-1 7/8, 332 pounds) - Williams stood on his combine numbers. He has visited the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams as a defensive lineman. The Cleveland Browns are checking him out as an offensive lineman. He’s had two visits to the Carolina Panthers and the Rams. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/06/13 - 2013 Missouri Southern Pro Day: Representatives from four NFL teams attended Missouri Southern State’s pro day on March 5. Defensive tackle Brandon Williams weighed in at 332 pounds, but stood by his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. Due to a slight hamstring pull and unfavorable conditions (temperatures were at 27 degrees outdoors), Williams was held out of the positional workout. Williams was one of three players to participate in the pro day. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
12/10/12 - Missouri Southern State defensive lineman Brandon Williams and Bloomsburg running back Franklyn Quiteh headline the 2012 AFCA?Division II?Coaches’ All-America Team announced today by the American Football Coaches Association. The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions. What makes these teams so special is that they are the only ones chosen exclusively by the men who know the players the best — the coaches themselves.
Williams picked up his third straight AFCA All-America Team honor by finishing third in the nation in forced fumbles with five, and recorded 8.5 sacks and 16.5 tackles for loss. Williams is the third player to earn three straight AFCA Division II All-America honors. Quiteh led the nation in rushing (2,121 yards), touchdowns (24) and rushing yards per game (176.75). He is a finalist for the Harlon Hill Trophy, which is awarded to the most valuable player in Division II. - American Football Coaches Association
12/07/12 - Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl, to be held on January 26th at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Williams, who was named the Division II National Defensive Player of the Year yesterday by the Beyond Sports Network, is the only Division II player to receive an invite to date to this year's game. He was recently named the Daktronics Central Region Defensive Player of the Year by the sports information directors and was named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year this year, while also being the only player on defense to be a unanimous selection.
Williams became the all-time sacks leader for the school and finished with 27 in his career at Missouri Southern. He had at least a half sack in all but three games this year and had a tackle for a loss in all but one game. He finished the season second on the team with 68 tackles, 31 solo, including 16.5 for a loss of 58 yards. He had 8.5 sacks for a loss of 39 yards, two pass break ups, eight quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles and one safety on the season and finished third in the MIAA in sacks and tackles for a loss, while ranking second in forced fumbles. - Missouri Southern football
12/07/12 - Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 Senior Bowl....Williams received invites to other post-season bowls including the BSN Collegiate Showcase, as well as the USA Freedom Bowl in Virginia (formerly the Cactus Bowl). He also received an invite from the the Casino del Sol All-Star game in Tuscon, Arizona, the College Football All-Star Classic presented by Raycom in Montgomery, Alabama and the Texas vs. the Nation game.
"I think a big thanks needs to go out to all of the bowl games for recognizing talent in Brandon like they have," said head coach Daryl Daye. "I'd like to personally thank Phil Savage and the Senior Bowl for not only inviting Brandon, but showing interest in the great players that make up Division II Football and making sure the quality of football at this level isn't overlooked. He and his staff went the extra step this year." - Missouri Southern football
11/14/12 - 2012 MIAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brandon Williams, DL, Missouri Southern...Missouri Southern senior defensive lineman Brandon Williams has been named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year as announced by the league office today. Williams was a unanimous first-team selection, the only one, while six other Lions earned honorable mention All-MIAA honors. Williams became the all-time sacks leader for the school and finished with 27 in his career at Missouri Southern. He had at least a half sack in all but three games this year and had a tackle for a loss in all but one game this year. He finished the season second on the team with 68 tackles, 31 solo, including 16.5 for a loss of 58 yards. He had 8.5 sacks for a loss of 39 yards, two pass break ups, eight quarterback hurries, five forced fumbles and one safety on the season and finished third in the MIAA in sacks and tackles for a loss, while ranking second in forced fumbles. In 2010, he was named an All-American by three different organizations, after leading the team with nine sacks and 17 TFL, while last year, he was a unanimous All-MIAA selection, as well as being named to multiple All-Region and All-American teams A preseason All-American this season, Williams is listed as one of the top Division II NFL Draft prospects by multiple organizations and has been named to the Senior Bowl watch list. - Missouri Southern football