Hailing from Montgomery, Alabama, Williams was a First-team All-SEC selection and received Second-team All-American honors from Sporting News last season. He recorded 22.5 sacks as a Rebel, including 12.5 in 2021. He’ll fill the void left by Randy Gregory when he left for the Denver Broncos.
Williams thrives when rushing the passer and brings athleticism, a quick burst and power. If you take Williams’ words at face value, the Cowboys have been high on him for a while. He worked out with defenbsiive coordinator Dan Quinn during Ole Miss' Pro Day on March 23 and spoke about the team's interest with him afterward.
Cowboys DC Dan Quinn working out Ole Miss DE Sam Williams at his pro day
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) April 30, 2022
#OleMiss DE Sam Williams' vertical jump was much better at the Rebels' Pro Day.
Combine: 32.5 inches
Today: 36 inches
Williams on the Cowboys:
"They're on me a lot. Mr. Jones said he needs another Micah Parsons. I'd love to be a Cowboy."
His son joined him and it was great. pic.twitter.com/AJq06TmzbA
— Jon Sokoloff (@JonSokoloff) March 23, 2022
With their second-round pick, the Cowboys selected Ole Miss DE Sam Williams. A first-team All-SEC pick in 2021 with 12.5 sacks and 16 TFLs, he has also had some off-field issues.
— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) April 30, 2022