2015 NFL Draft: Top-5 Character Risks

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Aug 30, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Florida State Seminoles tailback Karlos Williams (9) runs down the sidelines against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Seminoles beat the Cowboys 37-31. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Karlos Williams

This is the year of the running back and Karlos Williams of the Florida State Seminoles could have made it even more so. Williams was projected to be an All-American and a 1st-round draft pick coming into the season after having an 8-yard per carry average in 2013. But oh, how the mighty have fallen as ankle injuries, a suspension and a concussion reduced him to 4.4 yards per carry.

Scouts can understand injuries and the fact that he was uses as a short-yardage back this past season. But Williams didn’t help himself by getting suspended and a lesser role with the team. That all comes from his name being brought up in a drug deal robbery and a domestic violence situation.

NFL.com’s Lance Zlerlein quoted and NFC scout as saying, “Disappointing to see what he became as a runner this year. My grade dropped on him two full rounds and that is before all the character stuff. He still has a very high ceiling though and that’s in my report.” On the draft boards I’ve seen he’s 4-6 so he’s No. 5 because the 4-6 range isn’t much of a risk.

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