Brandon Williams’ path to the NFL has been a bizarre one from the start of his Texas A&M career to its finish.
The former running back and converted cornerback watched himself get drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the NFL draft from the Aggies’ locker room.
“I was in the locker room.” Williams said during a conference call, according to GigEm247.com. “I just got done working out like three hours ago. I was just in the locker room just chilling and watching the draft because I don’t have cable at my house, my apartment, but we do in the locker room so I was just watching it there.”
Williams has limited experience as a defensive back, but the Cardinals apparently bought into the potential and used the 92nd pick on him. Williams said being drafted in general was a surreal feeling.
“I heard a lot of stuff saying I was supposed to be drafted here, drafted there, but me personally, I didn’t think I was going to be drafted this early,” Williams said, according to GigEm247. “I’m just really overwhelmed right now and happy. It [doesn’t] even feel real right now, to be honest.
“I always knew I was going to get to the NFL. I never doubted myself. That’s one thing I have is confidence in myself no matter what my situation was. I knew going into it that I probably wasn’t going to be drafted but I knew some way, somehow, somebody was going to give me a chance and I was going to take full advantage of it.”