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Duke Williams | Defensive Back

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 201
College: Nevada
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Bills.com writer Chris Brown "really liked" what he saw from second-year FS Duke Williams in both the practice setting and preseason last year.
Williams appeared in just six games as a rookie, but is a hard-hitting safety with coverage skills that could develop into a starter. The Bills are currently expected to let Williams, Corey Graham, and Jonathan Meeks compete for their free safety job. Buffalo could also be a fit for a player like Florida State CB/S Lamarcus Joyner in the second round, who has a profile similar to Jairus Byrd. Apr 5 - 3:16 PM

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Bills agreed to terms with No. 105 overall pick S Duke Williams on a four-year contract.

Williams will be in the mix at strong safety opposite Jairus Byrd, but GM Buddy Nix has hinted he could also see time in the slot. A textbook tackler, Williams should feature on special teams.
Fri, May 10, 2013 11:43:00 AM

Bills GM Buddy Nix thinks fourth-round S Duke Williams can be a "nickel guy, maybe even an outside corner."

It's notable because Bills nickel CBs Ron Brooks and Justin Rogers struggled badly last season, and Buffalo did nothing to address the position this offseason. Williams (5-foot-11, 203) is known as a solid tackler, and he's also versatile. Off-the-field issues knocked him down draft boards.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013 12:32:00 PM

Bills selected North Carolina S Duke Williams with the No. 105 overall pick.

Williams (5-foot-11, 203) made 37 starts for the Wolf Pack, tallying 15.5 career tackles for loss, five fumbles forced, and four picks. NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah has described Williams as "an excellent force player" with strong run-support skills. He also offers experience covering slot receivers and sideline-to-sideline jets (4.43 forty). Williams will likely contribute immediately on special teams and could develop into a starting free safety. It's an area of need for the Bills after they lost George Wilson in free agency.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:31:00 PM

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