There was a downside to the NFL’s decision to invite 25 playersto the draft this year. Not all of them were taken in the firstround.That meant some of those left over had to get dressed up againFriday and come back to Radio City Music Hall, where memories werefresh from spending the previous night waiting 3 1/2 hours for acall that never came.The first player to come out on stage Friday night was VirginiaTech running back Ryan Williams, when the Arizona Cardinals tookhim with the sixth pick of the second round.Williams, a redshirt sophomore, said he wasn’t expecting to goparticularly high, but still held out hope Thursday as player afterplayer was taken.”Yeah, I can’t lie, I thought the Redskins would take me,”Williams said. ”I thought the Atlanta Falcons, until they jumped21 picks – I knew I wasn’t going to go seventh. I wasn’t going tolie to myself about that.”I heard that the Packers needed a running back so I thoughtthey would take me, too. And that’s just my fault for listening toeverybody and paying attention to those mock drafts andstuff.”Williams felt more confident Friday. He had been told by theArizona Cardinals that they wouldn’t let him fall past their pick,No. 38… Read full this story
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