Texans defensive end Mario Williams does not have a draft story to rival that of Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Williams wasn’t booed off the draft stage when he was selected ahead of Reggie Bush and Vince Young — only because there weren’t many fans in attendance. But Williams did receive his fair share of criticism by Texans fans in the weeks following his selection. But now he has the last laugh as he was selected to his first Pro Bowl.
The Houston Chronicle‘s Dale Robertson tells the tale.
- Well, he tried to say being voted into the AFC starting lineup by his peers was no big deal, but everybody knew he was fibbing. And Williams eventually conceded it was something of an, “I-told-you-so” moment for him after many local fans actually booed his being taken first overall in the 2006 draft ahead of USC’s spectacular Reggie Bush and Houston’s homegrown legend, Vince Young, who had just won a national championship for the University of Texas. MORE