Film insight on Rutgers football commit Mozell Williams

Rutgers football landed a powerful offensive tackle when Mozell Williams signed his letter of intent with the Scarlet Knights as part of the 2023 recruiting class. The Flordia native out of Hawthrone High School guided the Hornets to a 12-0 record, capturing the FHSAA I Rural title.

The three-star recruit adds a powerful dynamic to Rutgers’ offensive line.

As a junior, Williams got elected into the Honorable Mention Class 1A All-State selection in 2021. According to 247Sports, the 6-foot-6, 340-pound was the No. 135 offensive tackle in the nation.

The Scarlet Knights were the only Power Five offer the offensive tackle would receive. He did receive significant interest from Florida last fall but never waivered in his commitment to Rutgers.


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Film Breakdown

Williams is a massive offensive tackle with all the traits of being a big-time lineman. For his size, the young prospect moves quickly off the ball. There is no block Williams can’t make. Down-blocking is one of Williams’s strengths, using his size and power to drive defenders off the ball. His arm span is a great asset when pass setting, slowing down speedy pass rushers. His 340-pound body frame will limit the chances of defensive linemen trying any power rush moves against him.


Williams’s technique needs improvement, as his footwork tends to be inconsistent. He relies on his athletic ability and raw strength to overpower defensive linemen. Playing in the Big Ten, Williams is going to see a ton of skilled defensive players. The combination of excellent footwork and power will allow Williams to dominate the line of scrimmage.

Another area of improvement that Williams should focus on is his pad level. The offensive tackle tends to stand up instead of staying low when firing off the ball.

Areas for Williams to improve for sure.


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Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire