NFL Draft Prospect Interviews
By Frank Williams
NFL Draft Days
In our second interview this season hard working DI prospect Logan Williamson took time out of his very busy schedule to give NFL Draft Days and our readers some insight on what this member of the 2014 championship team is all about.
Name: Logan Williamson
College: Jacksonville University (DI FCS)
NFL Draft Days: What separates you from other players at your position?
Logan Williamson: What separates me from others is my unmatched physicality in the trenches paired with a unique athleticism that is rarely seen at the center and guard positions. I am extremely confident that I can play in any system and excel because of my intelligence when it comes to setting protections and imposing my will on defenders when the ball is snapped.
NFL Draft Days: What in your career, are you the most proud of?
Logan Williamson: I am most proud to be a part of our championship football team in 2014. We overcame a lot of adversity with a bunch of NCAA sanctions and came together as brothers and really dominated everybody we played that year. We showed people that we were a top FCS team.
NFL Draft Days: How much time do you spend studying film?
Logan Williamson: A lot of players see watching film as a chore or task. I look at it as a hobby. I guess you could call me a football junkie but I love watching film of not only my opponents to see what their strengths and weaknesses are but especially of myself to see where I can improve my game the most.
NFL Draft Days: Which NFL player has style most similar to yours?
Logan Williamson: Ryan Khalil, Center for the Carolina Panthers. I am a Bucs fan from birth but I can’t help but admire the way Ryan plays the game. I feel like he could play in any system. Whether he is asked to root out a 330lb. nose guard or get 25 yards down field on a screen you always see him getting his job done.
NFL Draft Days: What statement would you make to a team debating on drafting you?
Logan Williamson: If you draft me, you are getting a disciplined and extremely driven young man that will not stop until my job is done. You won’t have to think twice about me with any off the field issues because I will either be in the film room or the weight room. Coming from a small school, I will always play with a nasty chip on my shoulder. These factors combined will make me a successful NFL offensive lineman.
NFL Draft Days: What will be the biggest change going from college football to the NFL?
Logan Williamson: Just like when I transitioned from high school football to Division I football, speed will always be the biggest challenge. I say that because that is where I believe that I can excel and conquer that challenge. I plan on running a sub 5.0 forty on my pro day. That time will put me in the same category as defensive tackles that I will be competing with on Sundays.
NFL Draft Days: What other positions have you played in football?
Logan Williamson: I have played all three offensive line positions from high school to college. I spent a spring playing defensive tackle in college and was actually pretty good. I recorded a sack, 2 TFL’s and a forced fumble in our spring game. When I transitioned back to guard and center, I feel like I had a leg up from playing DT and knowing what they were trying to accomplish on any given play.
NFL Draft Days: What is your favorite things to do besides football?
Logan Williamson: I love anything outdoors. If I am not training or watching film you will most likely find me in a tree stand or on the water somewhere.
NFL Draft Days: Which pet do you prefer; Cat, Dog, or Snake? Why?
Logan Williamson: Dog, of course. My family has always had dogs on our property and labs are my favorite. Man’s best friend.