Brandon Williams played just one season of cornerback at Texas A&M, but showed enough potential to climb as high as the third round in the 2016 NFL Draft, according to Lance Zierlein of NFL.com.
In a roundup of draft rumors, Zierlein grouped Williams with Sean Davis of Maryland as two players with the athletic traits and versatility to intrigue teams in need of a cornerback.
“Davis has a history at both cornerback and safety, and Williams was a running back before his lone season at cornerback in 2015,” Zierlein wrote. “While neither had memorable tape last season, they are both big and athletic and teams are heating up on their potential. Davis could go in the second round and Williams in the third.”
Williams started his college career at Oklahoma as a five-star recruit and the No. 2 running back in the nation, according to 247 Sports’ composite rankings. He had just 46 carries as a true freshman with the Sooners before transferring to Texas A&M, where he tallied 648 rushing yards and four touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Aggies.
Williams impressed at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine with a 4.37 40-yard dash, one of the fastest times for cornerbacks.