Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Select Javarris Williams, RB, Tennessee State


More offense from Scott Pioli and the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh round (212 overall) with RB Javarris Williams out of Tennessee State.

Scouts Inc. assigned a rating of 41 to Williams and ranked him as the 20th best running back.

You can check out his Tennessee State profile here.

At the NFL combine, Williams clocked the 6th fastest 40 time for running backs with 4.52.

On Friday, Mike Organ at the Tennessean caught up with Williams and they talked about what he will bring to an NFL team:

“I’m a downhill runner, somebody who is a good role player, even if they see me as a second string guy or whatever — if they just need me to take a couple of snaps here and there or carry the load if the other back needs a breather or goes down with an injury.  Look at all the backs that got hurt last year in the NFL. They were going down right and left.”

Another solid pick by Scott Pioli.  He might be a little small at 5-9, but he carries 220 pounds on that smaller frame and still has decent speed.  I’m not saying he’ll come in and jump over Jamaal Charles and Larry Johnson on the depth chart (what 7th round pick does) but he adds depth and should be able to help out on special teams.

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