One of those potential playmakers is Penn State wide receiver Derrick Williams. The 5-foot-11, 197-pound receiver helped the Nittany Lions make their way to the Rose Bowl, which unfortunately came up a little short.
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Williams could be a contributor to a Patriots roster if New England opts to take a chance on him in the Draft. In order to do that, they'll need a closer look. After seeing Williams at the Senior Bowl, and again at his Pro Day, the Patriots still want to know more. Scout.com's NFL Analyst Ed Thompson reports that Williams is scheduled to workout for the Patriots this week.
Williams, a top 15-ranked talent at his position by scout.com realizes that he needs to be good at other things if he wishes to make it at the next level.
"One thing a lot of people don't know about me is that I'm still learning a lot as a receiver," Williams told Scout.com's Ed Thompson "I played quarterback my entire life, so my college years were my first years playing receiver.
"So every day I try to take in something new that somebody tells me about playing receiver that can help my game. I'm willing to learn and I'm willing to do everything that is going to make me the best receiver there is."
One of an number of talented Penn State players invited to the Combine, Williams has a long way to go before he can realize his dreams. He's doing what he can to get ready for that challenge.
For more on Williams, read this interview with the Penn State receiver.
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