It isn’t very often that NAIA football players get drafted to play in the NFL, but I think some teams may want to start paying attention to one player out of Kentucky.
It was reported on Saturday that Wendell Williams, a wide receiver from the University of the Cumberlands, ran one of the fastest-ever recorded times in the 40-yard dash. In fact, his time actually broke, unofficially, Chris Johnson’s record from the 2008 NFL Combine.
— NFLRegionalCombines (@NFLRegCom) March 5, 2016
While this wasn’t in Indianapolis, it is still blazing fast and will get him noticed by a number of NFL teams in April. This is even more true since the fastest receiver at the Combine was Will Fuller with a 4.35 and this class was hailed as the slowest since the 40 times started being recorded in 2005.
Williams isn’t a terrible player either. During his career with the Patriots, he recorded 783 yards and 11 touchdowns and that is just over the last two years with the team.
He also could be a great pickup in the special teams. He returned punts for 141 yards and a touchdowns and kickoffs for 777 yards and three touchdowns during the 2015 season.