Milton Williams: 3 things to know about Eagles' third-round pick in the NFL Draft
The Eagles used a third-round pick, No. 73 overall, on Louisiana Tech defensive tackle Milton Williams.
They moved back three spots from their original spot of No. 70 in order to get Williams. In the trade with the Carolina Panthers, the Eagles also got the Panthers' sixth-round draft pick, No. 191 overall.
That gives the Eagles four sixth-round picks heading into Day 3 on Saturday. Here are three things to know about Williams:
1. Freakish athleticism
At his Pro Day, Williams ran a 4.61 in the 40-yard dash, an impressive stat for someone his size. He did break records for defensive tackles in the three-cone drill and short shuttle, running a 6.87 three-cone and a 4.25 20-yard shuttle.
Williams lettered in both football and basketball in high school in Crowley, Texas.
2. Where does Williams fit?
The Eagles needed to get younger at defensive tackle with Fletcher Cox in his 30s and Javon Hargrave entering the second year of a three-year contract. Williams can rotate in with those two in addition to returnee Hassan Ridgeway.
3. A quiet guy
Williams doesn't do much talking, according to his teammates at Louisiana Tech and head coach Skip Holtz.
Williams comes from a close-knit family with three sisters Mishayla, Mia and Malia.
“I’m a laid-back dude,” Williams told the Monroe (Louisiana) News Star. “I don’t do too much talking. I come in here, work hard and make sure I’m doing my job. I think my teammates know that.”
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