ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — On Saturday, day 3 of the NFL Draft, the Bills used their 155th overall pick to draft Florida State running back Karlos Williams. In 12 games in the 2014 season Williams recorded 689 yards on 150 carries and 12 touchdowns.
“The exciting thing about him is the touchdown production he had,” said Bills director of player personnel Jim Monos. “He finds the end zone and those types of guys that have that kind of attitude, that is what you want.”
In 2013 Williams switched from the defensive side of the ball to the offensive side of the ball, going from safety to running back. According to the Bills director of player personnel Jim Monos, Williams experience playing defense has proven to add an edge to his offensive abilities.
“Big physical back, downhill all the way,” Monos explained. “He’s not a real nifty guy, he’s straight ahead, he is physical, he used to play linebacker, safety coming out of high school, special team guy. We’re excited.”
Williams joins a Bills team that already lists four running backs including, LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson, Anthony Dixon and Bryce Brown. Clearly there will be competition at the position. However, Williams says he welcomes the challenge.
In the sixth round the Bills grabbing linebacker Tony Steward out of Clemson with the 188th pick and FSU Tight End Nick O’Leary with the 194th overall pick.