Williams Relaxed, Confident After Pro Day

K'Waun Williams compares working out at Pro Day similar to the way he worked out in hopes of getting a scholarship offer.

K'Waun Williams was a three-year starter at corner for Pittsburgh. He came to the Panthers a the nation's No. 100 corner, playing in 10 games with one start as a true freshman. He finished his career playing in 48 career games with 37 starts.

Williams says the pressure of Pro Day was similar to the pressure he faced coming out of high school, just trying to earn an offer. Therefore, trying to prove he belongs at Pro Day made him feel right at home.

"It's a big chip on my shoulder," Williams said. "I was under-recruited, and I didn't get a lot of accolades when I was here. I was ready to come out here and perform."

Like many of the other seniors who worked out at Pro Day, Williams has a lot of playing experience working for him. He finished with seven career interceptions, second among active players behind Jason Hendricks.

Hendricks had two simple goals for Pro Day. Most importantly, to back up what he showed on film. The second, simply refining his skills.

"You pretty much want to prove to them what they see on film," Williams said. "The athleticism, you have to back those numbers up and show that it's concrete. If you run fast, you have to run fast on your Pro Day. If you jump high, you have to make sure everything looks good. You want to show them how fluid you are catching the passes."

Williams has been training the last two months at Chris Chambers' facility in Davie, Florida, with Pitt teammate Shane Gordon. He talked about some of those corner skills he wanted to refine, in preparation for Pro Day.

"I did positional drills," Williams said. "I felt real good, real smooth. My backpedal is something I worked on over this last month of training. It felt good to just lay it out.

"I think I did real good. I felt smooth in my backpedal. I feel like I ran a good time in the forty, and all the other shuttle drills. I feel like I had a good day."

Williams felt pretty confident of his Pro Day performance. He wasn't concerned about not getting invited to the NFL Combine, nor did he place any additional pressure on himself for Pro Day.

Like many of the others who worked out, Williams will play the waiting game, to see if he gets a call to go to an NFL camp. Most of all, he just liked the opportunity to perform at Pro Day.

"It feels great," Williams said. "It's a great opportunity. I just love it, embracing it."


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