Breaking News:USC quarterback Caleb Williams, widely viewed as the favorite to be the draft’s No. 1 overall pick on April 25…

Breaking News:USC quarterback Caleb Williams, widely viewed as the favorite to be the draft's No. 1 overall pick on April 25...

 

University of Washington defensive lineman Zion Tupuola-Fetui arrived at the sideline and posed a question to teammate Bralen Trice.

 

Breaking News:USC quarterback Caleb Williams, widely viewed as the favorite to be the draft's No. 1 overall pick on April 25...
“I was like, ‘Bralen, you see that?'” Tupuola-Fetui recalled Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. “He said, ‘what?’ [I said] ‘You see his legs, bro? He’s massive. He’s built like a bulldog.'”

He, of course, is USC quarterback Caleb Williams, widely viewed as the favorite to be the draft’s No. 1 overall pick on April 25.

The Atlanta Falcons, barring a trade, almost certainly won’t get the chance to draft Williams – but they’ll have the opportunity to meet with him this week in Indianapolis.

Williams will meet with eight teams, including the teams holding the first three picks – the Chicago Bears, Washington Commanders and New England Patriots – and the Falcons, among others, per NFL Network.

The 2022 Heisman Trophy winner won’t participate in Combine testing or drills and will only do meetings. Williams, who stands 6-1, 216 pounds, doesn’t have an agent, instead representing himself.

Falcons general manager Terry Fontenot said Tuesday he’s unmoved by the decision to not throw – a choice made not only by Williams but also North Carolina’s Drake Maye and LSU’s Jayden Daniels, the class’s next two highest-ranked passers.

“Most important part is what they did on Saturdays and what we saw in those areas,” Fontenot told local media. “Every part of this process is important – the way they get prepared, when we get to meet with them and talk to them.

“But whether a quarterback throws or doesn’t throw, we wouldn’t hold that against them.”
Williams’ tape reveals an impressive playmaker who completed 68.6 percent of his passes for 3,633 yards, 30 touchdowns and five interceptions across 12 games this past season.

The year prior, Williams tossed 42 touchdowns to only five interceptions while accumulating 4,537 yards through the air en route to college football’s most prestigious award.

Dorlus thinks Williams has the skill set to warrant such a comparison.

“Extends plays with his feet, does a great job getting the ball out, has a great arm throwing it deep,” Dorlus said. “He’s annoying. He’s one of those players like Kyler Murray, just running in the backfield. I love how he plays though.”

Tupuola-Fetui, still fixated on Williams’ legs, noted his low center of gravity with assistance from his lower body strength helps keep him on his feet while facing extreme pressure.

Perhaps most impressive about Tupuola-Fetui’s praise is Williams put on a show despite the Trojans suffering a 52-42 loss to the eventual PAC-12 champions.

Nevertheless, this crop of quarterbacks extends beyond Williams … and Fontenot thinks several quality options exist.

“It’s a really good group,” Fontenot said. “It’s a strong draft overall, the quarterback position is strong and you have some different types, too. Guys that do it different ways, but it’s a really good group. So it’s very, very exciting.”