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Ex-USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams draws Pro Bowl comparison

Ex-USC lineman Leonard Williams draws comparisons to Richard Seymour from NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock

Former USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams is a top prospect in multiple NFL mock drafts as he prepares to participate in the combine Feb. 17-23 in Indianapolis.

“Pretty much on everybody’s list, Leonard Williams is the No. 1 defensive lineman,” said NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock on Monday during a teleconference with reporters.

“I think his beauty is that he can play anywhere up and down the defensive line,” Mayock said.

Williams, 6-5 and 300 pounds, made 80 tackles – including seven sacks – last season for the Trojans.

Mayock said Williams reminded him of former New England Patriot and Oakland Raider Richard Seymour.

Seymour was picked No. 6 overall by the Patriots in the 2001 draft. He played 12 seasons, won three Super Bowls and was a seven-time Pro Bowl selection.

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