With the 2014 NFL Draft just a week away, football fans around the country are becoming acquainted with names like Jadeveon Clowney, Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel. However one NFL draft prospect that fans may not know about is UK’s own Avery Williamson. Williamson is the only UK prospect in the NFL draft.
The Milan, Tennessee native was the starting inside linebacker and captain for the UK defense earning All-SEC recognitions. Williamson led the team with 105 tackles during the 2013 season and 135 tackles during the 2012 season. At 6’1 and 246 pounds, experts say that Williamson is expected to be drafted in between rounds 5 and 7.