Bryson Allen Williams prepares for the next level with effort at NFL Pro Timing Day.
He didn’t catch on with the roster after that, but it appears he at least made an impression.
The Georgia product signed with the Raiders on Sunday the team announced. He spend five years in Columbia, growing into a veteran leader on the team.
Allen Williams spent his first two years on campus trying to find a home between linebacker and defensive end. As a junior he settled in as an inside linebacker, helping make up for a season-ending injury to Skai Moore.
The next year, he appeared to find a better home as a pass rushing end/strongside linebacker, but a good start ended prematurely with a shoulder injury in the season’s third game.
He came back after taking a medical redshirt and ended up having to be the team’s starting Buck defensive end after D.J. Wonnum went down in the first game. Allen-Williams made 41 tackles with two sacks and five QB hurries before in injury sidelined him for the final four games of the regular season.
At 6-foot-1, 236 pounds, Allen-Williams projects as an inside linebacker at the NFL level. The Raiders are 3-0 this preseason, coming off a win against Green Bay in Canada.
Oakland finishes preseason Thursday night at Seattle.