The NFL Combine has been over for a few days now, but news about the happenings there are continuing to leak out. We might not know everything about the meetings and interviews that took place there until after the draft, if ever. Today, we find out that the Redskins were one of 17 teams that met with Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams at the Combine this weekend, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post.
Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams met with the Washington Redskins, New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons at the NFL scouting combine, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation. . .
The 5-foot-9, 212-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds, registered a 40-inch vertical leap and bench pressed 225 pounds 19 times.
Williams gained 10 pounds prior to the combine and didn't run as fast as anticipated. He's still regarded as a potential second-round target for lots of NFL teams.
Williams had a dominant freshman season for Virginia Tech, but injuries cost him a little bit during the rest of his career. Williams likely does not have the speed to be a burner at the next level, but he figures to be a workhorse type of back who could at least be part of a running back rotation.