Superb workout boosts Longhorn WR

Roy Williams was impressive during an individual workout and could be a top-five pick, but his Texas teammates did not fare as well.

Originally Published: March 22, 2004
By Mel Kiper Jr. | Special to ESPN Insider
WORKOUT REPORT | March 25, 2004

Pittsburgh's Larry Fitzgerald may have solidified the top spot among this year's wide receiver prospects with a solid workout on March 22, but Roy Williams of Texas at least gave Fitzgerald something to worry about with an outstanding workout of his own on March 24.

Roy Williams
Roy Williams is stiff-arming his way to the top of the WR crop.
We all know about Williams productive four-year career with the Longhorns, but on a slow indoor turf in Austin he averaged 4.4 seconds on his two 40-yard dash attempts, showing enough speed to at least get in the mix as a possibility for the Oakland Raiders with the No. 2 overall pick.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst
Mel Kiper has served as an NFL draft analyst for ESPN since 1984. He is a regular contributor on SportsCenter and ESPN Radio and writes weekly for ESPN Insider.