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A Reason to Pay Attention to the NFL Regional Combines

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Even though the regular NFL Combine is over, remember that a few of the Regional Combines are still taking place, including one on Saturday in Minnesota. That is where WR Wendall Williams from the University of  the Cumberlands made headlines with his 40-time:

In 2008, RB Chris Johnson ran a 4.24, which stood as the fastest time in NFL Combine history. It remains to be seen whether a regional run will be allowed to take over the title in the record books. Williams caught 15 passes for 457 yards (30.5 avg) and 8 touchdowns as a senior. He also had 7 rushes for 205 yards (29.1 YPC) and 3 touchdowns. He returned 24 kickoffs with a 32.4 average and 3 touchdowns. He also returned 6 punts for a 23.5 average and 1 touchdown. Some people might think of Williams as too small for the NFL at 5-10, 175 lbs, but that's exactly what WR Travis Benjamin measures in at. If Williams wasn't on teams' radars before, he will be now.