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Cedric Williams

OG | (6-2, 300, 5.35) | South Carolina
By Pro Football Weekly

Notes: Redshirted as a defensive lineman in 1998. Moved to offense in the spring of '99 and wound up starting at several positions 10 times in the fall, when injuries crippled the offensive line. Generally played tackle. Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference guard in 2000, although he only started nine-of-12 games because of an ankle injury, which limited him after the Vanderbilt game. Started eight-of-12 games in '01 and once again was hampered by a high ankle sprain. Team captain in '02, when he started his third year at left guard.

Positives: Good mass and initial pop. Plays hard and gives a good effort. Finishes. Better player than athlete. Stays on his feet, uses his hands and has OK feet. Tough and hard-nosed.

Negatives: Stops legs to sustain blocks and doesn't keep his body under him or take his legs with him. Stops legs on his drive block and loses strength. Does not adjust and stay on his blocks or have a feel for blocking downfield. Long slide. Pigeon-toed. Loses leverage and lunges. Questionable range and body control. Does not have good quickness, agility and balance. Gets too high. Does not have the athletic ability to pull. Average athlete who plays top-heavy at times. Struggles on the second level.

Summary: Inside player who could be decent at the next level with some coaching but lacks the athleticism to be more than a late-round pick.

* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.