Mykel Williams
Mykel Williams  DE  Georgia | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Mykel Williams
Height
6-5
Weight
265
College
Georgia
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Columbus, GA
87.9/100
Player Rating
6
PositionRank (DL)
4.65
FortyYD Time
Sacks
4.5
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
16
Sol tackles
9

Mykel Williams DE/EDGE Georgia | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Mykel Williams DE/EDGE Georgia
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: EDGE/DE
Last Updated: 06/19/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.65 seconds (88%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (74%*) Weight: 265 (45%*)
Forty: 4.65 (O) (88%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: EDGE/DE
Last Updated: 06/19/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.65 seconds (88%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (74%*) Weight: 265 (45%*)
Forty: 4.65 (O) (88%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 87.9 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
77%
Pass Rush:
78%
Run Defense:
89%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid
Overall Rank: #23 Position rank: #6
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 730
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 88/100
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 9900 Stars 247 RATING: 9900/100
Grade: 5 Stars 5 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.1 (100%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Jermaine Johnson II - Florida State
88%
Patrick Jones II - Pittsburgh
81%
Jaelan Phillips - Miami (FL)
81%
Draft Profile: Bio

Mykel Williams, from Columbus, Georgia, attended Hardaway High School. In his senior season, Williams recorded 81 total tackles, including 20.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks. He was a consensus five-star recruit, ranked among the top defensive linemen nationally. Williams played Pop Warner football, basketball, and wrestling before focusing on football.

At the University of Georgia, Williams earned First Team Freshman All-America by The Athletic and Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman Team honors in 2022. He played in 15 games, recording 28 total tackles, three sacks, and a team-high 31 QB hurries. In 2023, he earned Coaches All-SEC Second Team honors, with 18 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and 4.5 sacks in 13 games. His performance in the Orange Bowl included a sack, forced fumble, and pass breakup.

Williams played multiple positions on the defensive line during his college career. His accolades include being on the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List and the Lombardi Award Watch List.

Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Exceptional size and elite athleticism
  • Quick off the snap, showing elite explosiveness and agility.
  • Versatile defender, capable of playing multiple positions on the line
  • Strong run defender with the ability to leverage and shed blockers
  • High football IQ, consistently making smart plays.
  • High-character player with a great work ethic, active in the community.
  • Proven track record of high-level production in college games.
  • Exceptional pass-rush technique and power beyond his years
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Struggles with pad level consistency, impacting drive sustainability
  • Needs to add more mass to better handle combo blocks
  • Hand precision on swim moves needs improvement for better block shedding
  • Did not explode off the snap as expected for a top recruit
  • Tends to work himself too upright, losing leverage in power moves
Scouting Report: Summary

Mykel Williams is a blue-chip EDGE prospect for the 2025 NFL Draft. He brings prototypical size, length, and athleticism that NFL teams covet. His tape shows a high motor and the ability to set the edge effectively in the run game. Williams' versatility to play multiple spots along the defensive front makes him scheme versatile, whether in a 4-3 or 3-4 alignment.

Williams needs to clean up some technical aspects of his game. His hand placement and pad level need refinement to maximize his power and leverage against NFL offensive linemen. At times, his get-off can be inconsistent, which limits his pass-rush impact.

Overall, Williams has the tools to be a high-impact player in the NFL. His combination of size, athleticism, and raw power provides a strong foundation. With time and development, he has the potential to be a perennial Pro Bowler and a cornerstone for an NFL defense.

How other scouting services rate Mykel Williams (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
39.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
14.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.