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Leonard Williams Confident Following Pro Day

*Considered by many to be the top defensive prospect in the year's NFL Draft, USC's Leonard Williams ran position specific drills at the school's pro day. *

The pressure was certainly on USC defensive end Leonard Williams during the school's pro day on Wednesday, but he certainly didn't look intimidated by the fact he was auditioning in front of brass from various NFL teams.

Here's a look at the University of Southern California's 2015 Pro Day that took place in Los Angeles.

Williams didn't participate in any of the drills you'd typically see performed at the NFL Combine or other pro days.

Instead, the 6-foot-5, 302 pounder participated in position specific drills with Tennessee Titans defensive line coach Giff Smith.

"There's been a lot of attention," Williams told The LA Times about his draft status. "It's kind of been like that my whole career since I've been at SC. I try to not focus too much and just focus on the next task at hand, and that next task is now that I've done pro day, all the team business I will be having."

At the combine, Williams confirmed his athleticism, especially for a player of his stature, running a sub-five-second 40-yard dash and 20-yard shuffle.

While most mock drafts currently have Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston going first overall in this year's draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Williams said he isn't concerned with where he goes.

Whichever team selects him will get a player that's poised to make an impact.

"I'm definitely going to be confident in myself," he said. "I do believe I'm a great player and I'm not going to brag and boast about myself, but if it comes down to a team asking me, I'm going to tell them you got your pick."

Along with being an All-American following a highly productive junior season in which he recorded 80 tackles with seven sacks, Williams was also named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2014, and earned several postseason honors from various media outlets.


Other results from's Bryan Fischer:**

  • Wide receiver Nelson Agholor, who will likely be the second USC player off the board in this year's draft, opted to stand on his 40-yard dash time from the combine (4.42) but went through the shuttle, agility and receiver drills after he was unable to go through the full slate at the combine due to a hand injury.
  • Cornerback Josh Shaw spoke to the media at USC for the first time since he was suspended by the team in August after admitting to fabricating a story about rescuing his nephew from drowning in a pool.
  • Running back Javorius "Buck" Allen opted to stand on his combine numbers, but did participate in position-specific drills.
  • Wide receiver George Farmer surprised many by declaring for the draft as an underclassman and he was not invited to the combine. Though he expressed disappointment about not receiving an invite, he impressed Wednesday by running an electronically timed 4.35 in the 40-yard dash. Farmer indicated he has no regrets about deciding to forgo his senior season at USC.
  • Tight end Randall Telfer told scouts he suffered a Lisfranc injury to his left foot and was limited to watching pro day from his scooter on the track next to the field. It appears the pass catcher will likely be looking to make a team as an undrafted free agent this year.
  • Linebacker Hayes Pullard ran a 4.74 in the 40 and looked athletic during his workout.



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