Former Kentucky star Stanley “Boom” Williams didn’t find any takers in the 2017 NFL Draft in April, but August is a different story.
Just a day after the Cincinnati Bengals waived the ex-Wildcats running back, the Denver Broncos reportedly grabbed him up. According to NBC 9News Denver reporter Mike Klis, the Broncos claimed Williams off of waivers on Monday afternoon.
Broncos have claimed RB Stanley Williams off waivers from Bengals. #9sports
— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 21, 2017
The move will add Williams to a crowded backfield which features the likes of C.J. Anderson, Devontae Booker, Stevan Ridley and 4-time Pro Bowl RB Jamaal Charles.
Williams rushed for 1,170 yards and seven touchdowns on just 171 carries during a junior season that ended with an appearance in the TaxSlayer Bowl in 2016. Fellow Wildcats RB Benny Snell also eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark.
At 5 feet, 8 inches and 196 pounds, Williams is going to have to continue to prove himself to NFL teams who question his ability to stay on the field at such a small stature.