Round 2, Pick No. 13 (45 overall): Joejuan Williams, DB, Vanderbilt
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Uncommon size for his position; plays aggressively for contested balls; surprisingly agile for such a tall player at his position; reliable tackler who often helps out in run support; overcomes mistakes without losing confidence.
Can give up as many big plays as he makes; can be overly physical with receivers at times; inconsistent technique downfield with his back to the ball; size is a potential vulnerability versus smaller receivers.
Overcame difficult childhood circumstances to become an all-state high school player before joining Vanderbilt, where he turned in a second-team All-SEC performance as a junior.
COMPARABLE NFL PLAYER
Trumaine Johnson, CB, New York Jets: A tall, physical cornerback who cashed in during free agency this offseason.
BY THE NUMBERS
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DNP = Did not participate in drill
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
I love second-round corner Joejuan Williams. He was the captain of my Better-Than team – guys I love more than the scouts. Pete Prisco, CBS Sports