Morris Williams II: 2018 Draft Prospect Interview
Name: Morris Williams II
School: Emporia State University
Position: Wide Receiver
Q: What were some of your goals heading into your final collegiate season?
My goals heading into my senior season were to become more a leader for the whole team and the guys under me showing them the proper way to do things and what our core values were all about. Another goal was to help lead my team to the playoffs and a national championship. Being that we had made the playoffs the previous two years, it was time to take those extra steps and win the whole thing, but we fell short and the ball didn’t roll our way this year.
Q: If you could describe your style of play in 3 words, what would they be?
Explosive, Fearless, and Reliable.
Q: How will you train and prepare this offseason for the draft or other pro opportunities?
To prepare for any pro opportunities that may come my way, I have been training at Six1Five Sports/Combine training in Murfreesboro, TN. My training there consists of doing combine prep, speed work, strength training, and position drills.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on or look for?
When studying film, I first look at what coverages the defense likes to play to certain formations, the down and distance, and look for any blitz indicators that may impact my route or the timing of the ball. Next, I go through every DB that shows up on film and write down their strengths and weaknesses. Afterwards, I watch their tendencies to see if their hands on and like to fight at the line or if they like to play punch bail technique. Next, I look at the DB’s footwork to determine if he gets out of his backpedal quick or if he plays plays flat footed, or whether or not he bites on double moves. After I’ve studied the DB’s, I then figure out what my best release is and how I can win my reps. Finally, at the end of breaking the film down, I write my top three things I have to do to be successful against that opponent that week.
Q: What separates you from the other players at your position?
My drive, determination, and not letting adversity or obstacles stop me from doing my job to help the team win and be successful.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
Some strengths I can bring to a team on and off the field is my explosiveness and big play abilities at any moment, a team first mentality, and a leader and role model in the community.
Q: What is your final pitch or sell to NFL and other pro league scouts?
Don’t judge a book by its cover! Don’t be the scout or team that is so focused on my height and size or me playing at a D2 level be the reason you missed out on a opportunity to draft or pick up a player that has the potential to be a game changer and improve any offense or special teams. I am a versatile player that can play in the slot or on the outside. Can take the top off of a defense. I can also line up in the backfield and take jet sweeps. Can play special teams and going to work hard everyday and going to be a sponge and learn as much as I can on and off the field. All I need is an opportunity!