Every year there is an HBCU football player that grabs scouts attention during the all-star game season. Last year it was Javon Hargrave, who recently played in the AFC Championship Game with the Pittsburgh Steelers. This year its Grambling’s Chad Williams.
The Baton Rouge native competed in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl last week and was later added to the Senior Bowl roster.
The receiver has made a solid impression on many ways, showing he can go toe-to-toe with the big boys in every way.
Williams and Miami defensive back Ryshawn Jenkins went at it after a drill on Wednesday, and just like on the field, Williams held his own.
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Fisticuffs aside, Williams is a guy NFL teams should be taking a look at. Not only does he have NFL size, he was increasingly productive over his four years at Grambling. He caught 210 passes for 3,062 yards and 28 touchdowns from 2013-2016. And he did all this despite starting out as a lightly-regarded recruit that Grambling legend Doug Williams gave a shot.
He fought his way through that tough 2013 Grambling season, through the disappointment of losing the SWAC Championship Game in 2015 to help his team win the conference title and the Celebration Bowl in 2015.
In short, he’s a fighter. Just ask Jenkins.
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