Boston College RB Andre Williams improved on his 4.56 second forty from the combine at the Eagles' pro day.
Williams, however, elected not to share the new number with the media. The 6-foot, 227-pound back showed improvement as a pass catcher at the event, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt. He's coming off a season in which he won the Doak Walker award and set the school's single-season rushing record with 2,177 yards on 355 attempts. "Today, for me, I really wanted to improve on my 40 and just perform better at catching the ball," Williams said. "I think I did very well on both of those, and it was a good day for me." Gushed BC coach Steve Addazio: "A lot of NFL teams are looking for big, strong running backs, first- and second-down running backs that can pass protect. He's tremendous in pass protection and can stop a linebacker on a dime. He can get that 4-yard carry for you and he has home run hitting capability, and I think that's what makes him very attractive."
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 06:32:00 PM