Williams, a four-year starter at offensive tackle for the Florida State Seminoles, will certainly get that chance. He's projected by some as a late first-round/second-round selection in next month's NFL draft. FSU coach Bobby Bowden has called Williams "as good an offensive linemen as we have ever had at Florida State."
Williams, a 6-5 320-pounder, returned to Tallahassee Thursday after a two-month stint in Atlanta, where he worked out and conditioned with current NFL and former college players. Williams participated in the Senior Bowl in January and the NFL Combine last month and will work out again for professional scouts and coaches in FSU's NFL workout day Tuesday.
Williams, from Kissimmee, Fla, said he has had a number of positive interviews with NFL teams, including the Jacksonville Jaguars. The offensive line could be a concern now that Zach Wiegert has moved on to Houston and Todd Fordham is still on the free-agent market. Plus, Jacksonville would give Williams an opportunity to play in front of family and friends.
"I talked to a couple guys who I have been working out with who are already in the league and one (player) was drafted by the Raiders and he didn't even have an interview with them. So, that kind of throws out that theory (laughing). The Eagles are coming on the 20th after pro day to work out me, (and former FSU offensive linemen) Montrae (Holland) and Todd (Williams)."