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Road to the NFL Draft: Karlos Williams

Position: Running back.

School: Florida State.

Combine measureables: 6-foot-1, 230 pounds.

Combine stats: 40: 4.48 seconds. Bench press: 16 reps. Vertical: 33.5 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 9 inches. 3-cone drill: 7.16 seconds. 20-yard shuttle: 4.46 seconds.

Career stats: 51 games, 241 carries, 1,419 yards, 22 TDs, 37 carries, 328 yards, 1 TD.

Draft projection: Fifth round.

Lowdown: A converted safety who also once started a bowl game at linebacker, Williams is taller than most running backs, but plays with a physical style. He’s able to change direction without losing speed and falls forward for first downs. Despite being relatively new to the position, plays with good footwork and is patient in waiting for holes to develop. … Looked slower in 2014 after gaining weight. … Lost his starting job to a freshman. … Investigated by Tallahassee police in a domestic battery case, but no charges were filed. … Had a pre-draft meeting with the Bills.

They said it: “The senior has a powerful frame and good speed but lacks elite balance, explosiveness and the ability to break a tackle. He’ll get drafted, but he’s no longer a likely day two pick.” –ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.

— Jay Skurski

The Buffalo News is profiling 45 prospects in 45 days leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins April 30.

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