Williams is a very promising defender, as his 240-pound frame comes equipped with some very nice mobility skills and a quality feel for the game between the ears. A solid rebounder, Williams has made huge strides on the offensive side of the ball in his second season.
Williams nearly averaged a double-double for the Razorbacks while keying their run to the NCAA Tournament. With the wingspan needed to fit in with the Raptors, Toronto could be in a position to add yet another promising big man to their ranks.
Jaylin Williams looks like a scheme fit for the Toronto Raptors.
Williams only has one year of quality production in college, and his lack of shooting could take years to develop into a trait that frightens NBA defenders. Williams is likely going to need some developmental time with a G League team before he can be trusted in the NBA as a rotation player.
With the oft-injured Khem Birch’s status for next year still up in the air, Toronto may need a player like Williams to eat up some minutes if they move away from Birch. While he’s more projection than production at this moment, Williams plays like the type of big that Toronto has typically valued.