Andre Williams shows big improvement as pass catcher

Running back Andre Williams was the main attraction at Boston College’s pro day Wednesday, when representatives from 29 NFL teams, including two linebacker coaches, were on hand to watch 15 players work out. The workouts took place indoors on FieldTurf, and the vertical jump was done in a weight room on a rubber surface.

Williams (5-11 1/2, 230 pounds) was asked to run three times. His first two times were 4.54 and 4.43. After such a big difference between his two times, he was asked to run a third time and posted a 4.57. He kept all the rest of his numbers from the combine.

Williams had a good workout, and most important for him, he showed dramatic improvement catching the football, with only two drops at his pro day. That’s something everyone will be checking on when they evaluate him, because if he does that he’ll have an excellent chance to advance in the draft. On his running skills alone, I think Williams would be a second-round choice. But when you combine that with his skills as a receiver, he slips back a bit, into the middle of the third or fourth round.

There were four other players of note at Boston College’s pro day:

Matt Patchan, OL: Patchan (6-6 3/8, 305 pounds) had a broad jump of 9-5. He ran the short shuttle in 4.63 and the three-cone drill in 7.45. He has 32 1/8-inch arms. He also had a positional workout.

Kevin Pierre-Louis, LB: Pierre-Louis (6-0 5/8, 236 pounds) stood on his numbers from the combine and did position drills only on his pro day.

Kaleb Ramsey, DE: Ramsey (6-2 7/8, 292 pounds) could not work out because he had a right-calf injury.

Kasim Edebali, DE: Edebali (6-2, 252 pounds) played defensive end but was worked out as a linebacker. He kept all his numbers from the combine.

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