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Chiefs Select Tennessee State RB Javarris Williams with their First Seventh Round Pick

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The Kansas City Chiefs have selected Javarris Williams, running back out of Tennessee State. According to our draft interests page, the Chiefs held a private workout with him the first week of April.

5'10", 223 pounds

NFL Draft Scout projected him as a 5th-6th round draft pick.

I wrote a post on him back on April 6th following the news that we had worked him out. At the time I wondered if he was going to be considered "LJ insurance." I was surprised to see so much production over an extended period. Here are his career stats.

Year Attempts Yards YPC Touchdowns
2006 245 1,233 5.0 11
2007 195 1,187 6.1 12
2008 207 1,037 5.0 15

Here's what Draft Countdown had to say about him:

Did not face much top competition...Not very elusive...Doesn't play as fast as he times...Will have trouble running outside in the pros...Isn't a big play threat...Wasn't really utilized as a receiver...Upside is limited.

They also say he could project as a fullback in the NFL.

Welcome Javarris Williams!

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  • Round 1, Pick 3 (3) - DE Tyson Jackson LSU
  • Round 2, #34 traded to New England Patriots in exchange for QB Matt Cassel and LB Mike Vrabel
  • Round 3, Pick 3 (67) - DT Alex Magee, Purdue
  • Round 4, Pick 2 (102) CB Donald Washington, Ohio St.
  • Round 5, Pick 3 (139) T Colin Brown, Missouri
  • Round 6, Pick 2 (175) WR Quinten Lawrence, McNeese St.
  • Round 7, Pick 3 (212) RB Javarris Williams, Tenn. St.
  • Round 7, Pick 47 (256)