In releasing Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins, the Eagles have limited options along their defensive line. Add in the new defensive scheme that will be put in place and there are even more questions about who will end up playing where come Week One. Regardless, the Eagles are going to need to add some depth in both the draft and free agency. One option in the draft may be Alabama nose tackle Jesse Williams.
Williams stands at 6-3 and 323 pounds and is relatively new to the game of football. He is originally from Australia and only started playing football at the age of 15. Not only that, but he actually spent two years at Arizona Western Junior College before heading to Tuscaloosa.
In 2011, Williams played the five-technique in Alabama’s defense before spending the 2012 season at the nose tackle position. He could potentially be a guy that could play a bit of both at the next level, but most teams will likely look at Williams as a nose tackle.
Williams has a very strong upper...