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2011 NFL Draft: Ryan Williams Met With Falcons, Redskins, And Giants At Combine, According To Report

Virginia Tech RB Ryan Williams met with the Atlanta Falcons at the 2011 NFL Combine, according to the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson. While the first four names of players who met with the team weren’t surprising at all, this one certainly is.

Though he’s far from a sluggish battering ram, Williams doesn’t exactly fit the team’s apparent needs as well as some of those smaller backs do — he’s five-foot-nine, 212 pounds. However, the Falcons could be looking at bigger runners just in case they’re unable to re-sign Jason Snelling, to whom they’ve extended a token RFA tender. And Williams does have experience at splitting carries, something he had to do throughout college at Virginia Tech.

The more I think about this idea, the more I kind of like it, though that second-round price tag is a little steep for a guy with just decent speed. And he’s productive and aggressive, but did miss time with an injury last year.

The longer I keep typing about this, the more I’m going to disagree with myself. What do you think?

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