Atlanta Falcons Draft Choose named 2020-21 Mountain West Athlete of the 12 months
The Atlanta Falcons chosen Avery Williams out of Boise State within the fifth spherical of the NFL Draft in April.
Williams is predicted to bolster the return recreation instantly. Williams led the nation in kick return yards in 2020, and he was third in punt return common at 15.3 per return.
For his efforts final yr, Williams was named the 2020-21 Mountain West Athlete of the Year.
Williams performed as a nook all 4 years at Boise State. He completed his profession with 152 tackles and 4 interceptions. His finest season might have been his sophomore yr with the Broncos when he had 49 tackles, two interceptions, 9 passes defended and three pressured fumbles.
Williams will make an instantaneous impression for the Falcons within the return recreation, however he has an opportunity to do extra. Head coach Arthur Smith mentioned Williams shortly after the draft.
“We put him within the DB room, so we anticipate him to be competing in there, after which clearly on fourth down. That’s the place we would like him to have an effect,” mentioned Smith alluding to Williams’ skill as a punt returner. “I’m simply stating the plain after we drafted him.”
“If he can deal with that, like all these guys, if they will deal with the position that they’re given, we are able to increase it.”
And the Atlanta Falcons are in search of assist in each means … and trying to increase their possibilities of success.