KANSAS CITY (Mo. Joshua Williams, a HBCU graduate, was selected by the NFL Draft as the first player from HBCU to be selected.The 135th overall pick was taken in the fourth round.
Williams is a cornerback forNorth Carolina Division II school.
TheSeven picks later, a seventh selection was made for Decobie Durant, a cornerback at HBCU. .
Last year, there was no HBCU student selected in the NFL Draft.
David Hinson (the Chiefs' Southeast area scout), said, “There's always had those players (at ),”HBCU Schools). It's great that they are starting to emphasize this now. They are getting more kids to these schools. It's very intriguing.
Williams is the Chiefs' second selected cornerback.Washington in round one.