KANSAS CITY (Mo. Joshua Williams, a HBCU graduate, was selected by the NFL Draft as the first player from HBCU to be selected. Kansas City ChiefsThe 135th overall pick was taken in the fourth round.
Williams is a cornerback for Fayetteville StateNorth Carolina Division II school.
The Los Angeles RamsSeven picks later, a seventh selection was made for Decobie Durant, a cornerback at HBCU. South Carolina State.
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. Trent McDuffieWashington in round one.