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Wide Receiver Chad Williams Brought The House Down In Ruston

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10 September 2016: Grambling State Tigers wide receiver Chad Williams (10) gets taken down by ]Arizona Wildcats safety Jarvis McCall Jr. (29) during the NCAA football game between the Tigers and the Wildcats at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
10 September 2016: Grambling State Tigers wide receiver Chad Williams (10) gets taken down by ]Arizona Wildcats safety Jarvis McCall Jr. (29) during the NCAA football game between the Tigers and the Wildcats at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Ariz. (Photo by Carlos Herrera/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Yesterday was Pro Day for Grambling and Louisiana Tech. At any rate, it was Chad Williams that stole the show.

The New Orleans Saints may not have to look far to find a ‘diamond in the rough’ now. This is just a sample of the tweets that came out of Ruston, Louisiana on Pro Day.

Only knowing the name Chad Williams coming into Pro Day today, there was one guy that stood out among men. Ironically, there was no name on his back earlier at the Grambling Pro Day, but everyone rose to the occasion when the man with leopard tights came up for a drill.

The scouts were lined up in a row waiting patiently, as each player would get clocked for his 40-yard dash. When Williams stood there preparing, there seemed to be an eerie quietness that dominated the field. Presumably, every eye was steered towards the man in the tights.

Then he ran…Chad Williams started out of the gate, like a Kentucky Derby winner. Soon afterwards, he hit another gear. His body flew in sync with an electric flash that blinded me. Every single scout in attendance looked down at their stopwatches when Williams crossed the line.

Did that just happen? Scouts were writing quickly as well. There was plenty of ‘oohs and aahs’ from the sidelines. Later in the day, Williams ran again at Joe Aillet Stadium at Louisiana Tech’s home field. Once again, everyone stopped what they were doing. Similarly, another lickety split blaze of burnt grass was left behind. Finally, I found out that it was indeed Chad Williams.

The only thing that was running through my head was seeing him in the Black and Gold. Ironically, his colors from Grambling were black and gold. That was Pro Day for me. The event could’ve stopped there, and it would have been appropriate.

Wow!

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