Penn State’s Williams brings double-threat potential

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In recent seasons, teams have searched for double-threat players who can help on offense and special teams.

Just look at this year’s Super Bowl participants. Steve Breaston has been a double threat for the Cardinals, as has Santonio Holmes for the Steelers.

The next double threat could be Penn State’s Derrick Williams, who once was the No. 1 high school recruit in the country and is the only player in school history to score a rushing, receiving and kick-return touchdown in the same game.

NFL scouts have paid close attention to Williams at this week’s Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala., and he’s said to have impressed. Williams has NFL quickness and precise route-running ability.

This week, Williams met with most NFL teams, and he’ll continue to draw interest at the scouting combine and on pro days leading up to April’s draft.

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