Tyleik Williams
Tyleik Williams  DT  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Tyleik Williams
Height
6-2
Weight
290
College
Ohio State
Position
DT
Class
Junior
Home town
Manassas, VA
87.3/100
Player Rating
9
PositionRank (DL)
4.68
FortyYD Time
Sacks
3
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
54
Sol tackles
20

Tyleik Williams DT Ohio State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Tyleik Williams DT Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: DT 3-TECH
Last Updated: 06/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.68 seconds (99%*)
Age: 21.4 DOB: 02/24/2003
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (23%*) Weight: 290 (15%*)
Forty: 4.68 (O) (99%*) Shuttle: 4.50 (HS) (55%*)
Vertical: 31.5 (HS) (53%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: DT 3-TECH
Last Updated: 06/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 4.68 seconds (99%*)
Age: 21.4 DOB: 02/24/2003
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (23%*) Weight: 290 (15%*)
Forty: 4.68 (O) (99%*) Shuttle: 4.50 (HS) (55%*)
Vertical: 31.5 (HS) (53%*)
(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: 87.3 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
83%
Pass Rush:
77%
Run Defense:
81%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Late
Overall Rank: #31 Position rank: #9
College Games: 37 College Snaps: 1051
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 83/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 94 Stars 247 RATING: 94/100
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Devonte Wyatt - Georgia
69%
Mekhi Wingo - LSU
65%
Ruke Orhorhoro - Clemson
62%
Draft Profile: Bio

Tyleik Williams is a dynamic defensive tackle hailing from Manassas, Virginia. A standout from Unity Reed High School, he was a four-star recruit and the No. 4-ranked senior in Virginia. Williams faced challenges, including missing his senior high school season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but his junior tape was impressive enough to secure his status as a top-10 recruit at his position.

Williams made an immediate impact at Ohio State, earning Freshman All-American honors and recording 5.0 sacks and 6.5 tackles-for-loss in his first year. Over his collegiate career, he has played in 38 games, amassing 37 career tackles, 9.0 tackles-for-loss, and 6.0 quarterback sacks. In 2022, he played in all 13 games, contributing 21 tackles and 2.5 TFLs. The 2023 season saw him achieve a career-high 10 tackles-for-loss and three sacks, alongside five pass deflections and a fumble return touchdown.

Williams' blend of size, strength, and athleticism, combined with his consistent performance, has made him a key player on Ohio State's defensive line. His contributions have been recognized with honorable mention all-Big Ten honors for two consecutive seasons. Williams’ decision to return for another year at Ohio State instead of entering the 2024 NFL Draft showcases his commitment to further honing his skills and achieving team goals.

Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #66. He wrote "6-6, 272-pound Zach Harrison at the top of that list, having once run a 10.7 100 meters, but Williams is one to really keep an eye on. His burst gets him on the list this year. His 10-yard split of 1.62 is an amazing time for a 300-plus pounder."
  • Powerful upper body allows him to control offensive linemen at the point of attack and maintain separation.
  • Quick first step that enables him to generate significant momentum off the snap.
  • Effective bull rusher, using leg drive and core strength to collapse the pocket.
  • Consistently uses active hands to engage and disengage blockers effectively.
  • Versatile enough to play various positions along the defensive line, from nose tackle to defensive end.
  • Strong enough to handle double teams and minimize movement at the line of scrimmage.
  • High football IQ with good instincts for reading plays and maintaining gap discipline.
  • Relentless motor, continuously fighting through blocks to pursue the ball carrier.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent play; shows flashes of dominance but can also be prone to mistakes.
  • Tends to rise too high out of his stance, which can compromise his leverage.
  • Shorter arm length limits his ability to fully control and disengage from blockers.
  • Needs to expand his repertoire of pass-rushing moves to be more effective.
  • Lateral agility and quick direction changes are areas where he can improve.
Scouting Report: Summary

Tyleik Williams brings a lot to the table with his impressive blend of power and quickness. Williams' knack for collapsing the pocket with his bull rush and handling double teams will be critical assets at the pro level.

However, there are areas of his game that need polishing. His inconsistent performance and technical issues, such as popping up too high out of his stance and a limited pass-rush repertoire, could hinder his effectiveness against seasoned NFL linemen. These are fixable concerns, but they will require development.

Overall, if Williams can iron out these kinks, he has the potential to become an impressive starting defensive tackle in the NFL. His high motor, combined with his physical tools, makes him a top-level prospect. A High first-round selection.

Written By:
K.C. Martinez (Big Ten)

Tyleik Williams percentiles vs other Defensive Tackles (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Tyleik Williams (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
33.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
9.0
*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.