Remember Cadillac Williams? He’s Gone from Workhorse to Mentor

September 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The date was April 23, 2005, a simpler time when tweeting was only a thing birds did. In the NFL it was also a time when the draft hadn’t thrown itself fully at the dazzling lights of prime-time television yet.
On a Saturday afternoon young men waited to hear where their football careers would begin. That’s still the custom now, of course, with family and close friends nervously huddled around a green room table, twitching at every cellphone buzz. 
But on that day over a decade ago, the order in which those highly touted prospects walked across the stage was different. It was strange even, and it hasn’t happened since.
Of the top five picks, three were running backs: Ronnie Brown went second overall to the Miami Dolphins, followed by Cedric Benson to the Chicago Bears at No. 4, and Carnell Williams was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with their fifth overall pick.
In the 10 drafts held since then only three running backs have heard their ...

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