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Jamaal Williams accepts invite to the NFL Combine

Jamaal Williams is heading to the NFL Combine to workout in front of every NFL team.

BYU running back Jamaal Williams is expected to be selected in the NFL Draft — and possibly the only Cougar taken this year — has accepted an invitation to the NFL Combine, according to Ben Criddle of ESPN 960.

This is another sign that Williams is getting a lot of praise from the NFL which also includes his invitation to the Senior Bowl.

Williams is re-introducing himself to the college football world after not playing in the 2015 and when he came back after a year layoff he has done great things by setting or tying multiple BYU records. Williams is the all-time leading rusher with 3,901, most yards in a game with 286 against Toledo, and is tied with four others with the most touchdowns scored in a game with five. If not for an injury, Williams would also have the single-season rushing record.

After the bowl game against Wyoming, where he rushed for 210 yards, Williams’ hype kept increasing and he has been added to post-bowl teams, including being named to the Associated Press’s honorable mention bowl team. Mock drafts are also starting to take notice as Williams is projected as a second-round pick to the Green Bay Packers by Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller. The NFL Draft class is loaded at running backs and Williams is moving into top-10 lists after the season ended.

The NFL Combine begins Feb. 28 and runs through March 6.


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