In some bittersweet news, Utah all everything safety Marcus Williams will forego his final season at Utah to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Williams is one of three names Utah was waiting on with Lowell Lotulelei and Garrett Boles also considering making the jump. Williams was the most obvious one that was likely declare as many have him as one of the top safeties in the country, and ranked near the top of draftable safeties.
In his career, Williams played in 37 games while racking up 189 tackles with 11 interceptions, five of which came this past season. Williams got his first start of his career, his true freshman season when Tevin Carter couldn’t play against Washington State. On that rainy, awful day, Williams got burned multiple times, and who would have guessed a couple of years later he would be one of the best safeties in the nation.
It is awesome to see a young man be able to fulfill his dreams of moving on to the next level and being able to set himself up for the rest of his life financially, but it also hurts to lose such a major contributor, and a really good young man. Utah already have some commitments and signees that should help adsorb the loss of Williams.
We wish the best of luck to Marcus in his draft process, and where ever he ends up in the NFL many Utah fans will support him.
Thank you Marcus!