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Utah football: Former Ute fullback Karl Williams could be late round draft pick

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In the run up to NFL Draft 2014 some names -- like Utah State safety Mo Alexander -- have been taken off most draft boards. But others, like Utah fullback Karl “The Truth” Williams, are gaining momentum.

On Friday, May 2 the website ranked him ninth best among all draft-ready fullbacks -- which may be good enough to get him drafted.

This 6-foot, 243-pound bulldozer is from Layton, a suburb north of Salt Lake City -- and the home to Hill Air Force Base. Layton and its surrounding area are home to Utah transplants who come here from all over the United States to work in various capacities for the military and in aerospace.

Utah colleges seem to have man-crushes on these area players from time to time -- including former NFL stars like Northridge High’s Daniel Coats and Clearfield’s own Kevin and Andre Dyson -- the latter former Utah Utes, as a matter of fact.

So it seems that now the rest of America is now catching on to what Utah colleges have known all along. That is, that Northern Utah, particularly Davis and Weber counties, have long been a hotbed of talent.

In the Orlando Sentinel this week the newspaper shined a spot light on Williams -- in particular what he could do for the Miami Dolphins. And they too called it a man-crush. The Fins need a fullback, says reporter Omar Kelly. Who better to fill that need that Williams?

“What I really like about Williams is the fact defenders get mad at him when he puts them on the ground (watch the film),” Kelly added in his article. “That hints he's punishing people, which is my vision for what a fullback should be doing.”

Williams, who had 51 yards rushing on 15 carries for the Utes last season, is likely to be a late-round target for teams in need of fullbacks, such as the Fins, Colts, Chargers and Patriots. Of those four teams, you have to like Williams in San Diego, playing alongside former Utes like safety Eric Weddle and head coach Mike McCoy -- and if pre-draft reports are to be believed, perhaps with Williams' former teammate Trevor Reilly.



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