Draft Profile: Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane


The 2023 NFL offseason is here and that means it’s time for mock drafts, draft profiles and everything that goes with them. So without further ado, here’s one of many Draft Profiles for the 2023 NFL draft.

Dorian Williams, LB, Tulane

HT: 6’1
WT: 228 lbs


– Named Phil Steele All-American Athletic Conference Third Team (2021)
– Named to the All-AAC Second Team (2020)




– The talent is there as a sideline-to-sideline playmaker.
– He’s a fluid mover in pursuit as well, capable of moving down the line and making plays in pursuit.
– He’s built like a defensive back but hits like a linebacker. Milano has sideline-to-sideline range and is a violent, wrap-up hitter.
– Looks the part. Good height and a thick, muscular build. Long arms. Good overall athleticism and straight-line speed.
– Is a gifted athlete with an impressive frame and a lot of raw ability. Williams needs to get stronger to do more damage at the point of attack and is very unpolished with the mental aspect of the position. Streaky instincts and anticipation.
– Williams has excellent awareness in zone coverage.


– Inconsistent hustle. Only adequate change-of-direction ability. Also loses his balance too often in the open field. Lacks size to bull rush stronger tackles.
– Williams lacks the speed of a chase and- tackle guy. Williams lacks twitch as a pass rusher and lacks the feet and flexibility to threaten around the edge.
– While Williams moves well laterally, he doesn’t always get there in pursuit.


In 2021 as a junior Williams played in 12 games and contributed on 577 snaps. He recorded decent 54 tackles, 23 assists while making 28 stops. In coverage Williams chalked up 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and an unimpressive QB rating when targetted of 122.8. As a pass rusher, he produced 9 total pressures, which included 8 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Williams logged playing time in 13 games and logged a total of 772 snaps for the Green Wave. He also added solid 85 tackles, 31 assists, and 50 stops. While in coverage Williams made 3 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and a decent QB rating when targetted of 84.6. As a pass rusher, he tallied 22 total pressures, which included 9 QB hurries, 7 QB hits, and a solid 6 sacks on the season.

Information in this article first appeared on NFL Draft Buzz and is used with permission. Find the latest coverage, analysis, and player rankings for the 2023 NFL Draft at nfldraftbuzz.com


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