I was thinking recently who Duke Williams reminds me of and the conclusion I came up is Anquan Boldin. Im thinking if he could lose about 10-15 pounds and not lose his strength he would be close in physical stature and style of play.
He is how they compare:
Anquan Boldin 40 yard dash time: 4.71 4.73 seconds Height: 6′ 1″ Weight: 216 pounds Vertical: 33.5 inches Broad Jump: N/A Hand Size: 9.88" ARM LENGTH 30.00"
DUKE WILLIAMS 40-yard dash: 4.66 and 4.69 seconds Height: 6′ 2″ Weight: 229 pounds Vertical: 30 1/2 inches Broad Jump: 9 feet, 10 inches Hand Size: 9.25" ARM LENGTH 32.5 "
Big frame and usually plays to his size.
Will post up cornerbacks down the field and uses his body to
shield throws from defenders. Natural pass catcher with soft hands.
Saw 82 percent of his catches go for first downs in 2014.
At his best in longer developing, intermediate routes.
Does solid job of setting up routes with leverage points and head fakes.
Makes downfield catches with well-timed hands to consistently pluck throws
at the high point and will lay out to make the tough catch.
Can grind out an extra couple of yards after the catch in order to get the
first down. Has the size to help run game as a blocker if his care factor is
As I stated above if Duke works on his body and craft in the off-season he may have a chance to increase his playing time next year