NFL Teams Considering Taking Chance On First-Year Player
By Shaun McRobotface
NEW YORK—Cliff Williams, a first-year player at the University of San Diego, is currently being considered by the NFL for a roster spot, league sources confirmed Wednesday. “It’s not a big deal, but it’s nice to have a chance to start out somewhere,” said Williams, who is currently a walk-on, after being selected with the 48th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. “I really need to see what the league’s requirements are for me to play here, and I’m not going to tell you that I’m not ready for the NFL. I’m just asking for a roster spot to start camp.” Williams added that he had received an offer from the Giants, Vikings, and Seahawks, but had declined the offer because he thought they would be looking for bigger, faster players.