Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Falcons were among 17 teams that met with Virginia Tech running back Ryan Williams during last week’s Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Williams didn’t showcase his trademark speed while in Indianapolis, clocking a 4.59 40 time, which partially had to do with his adding 10 pounds of muscle to bulk up to 212 pounds. Williams had a breakout freshman campaign in 2009 rushing for over 1600 yards with the Hokies. He struggled with injuries this past year, and only had 477 yards.
The Falcons are expected to try and add a running back in this year’s draft, in the hopes of becoming more explosive offensively. Williams is projected by most to be a potential second round pick.
You can click here to read a scouting report on Williams.