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Bills sign fifth-round pick RB Jonathan Williams

Posted May 13, 2016

The Bills made it three straight draft class signings in three days as Jonathan Williams signed Friday.


The streak of signing draft choices continued for the Bills. Fifth-round pick Jonathan Williams signed his rookie contract on Friday making it the third straight day that a member of the 2016 draft class signed on the dotted line.

"I'm here to play football and I'm glad my contract is out of the way," Williams told Buffalobills.com. "So now I can focus on the playbook and helping my teammates and get better."

Williams, who missed his entire senior season with a torn ligament in his foot that needed surgery, is back to full health and participated in Buffalo’s rookie minicamp last weekend.

"It's been a long process and it's been a year, but I'm excited," said Williams. "Football is something I'm very passionate about, something I've been doing since I'm five-years old, so I'm itching to get back on the football field."

Williams, who did only the bench press at the NFL combine, ran a 4.59 and a 4.66 at the Arkansas pro day in mid-March.

Over his first three collegiate seasons, Williams had 22 touchdowns and rushed for more than 2,300 yards averaging 5.7 yards per carry. He posted a single-season career high 1,190 rushing yards in 2014.

“I feel like I am back that can do anything,” said Williams. “You know a three down back that can run the ball inside and out on first and second down. Can pick up pass protection and catch the ball on third down. So I think I am a complete back.”

Williams is the third Bills draft choice to sign joining sixth-round picks Kolby Listenbee and Kevon Seymour.

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