A potential top-10 pick in the upcoming 2018 NFL Draft, Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams has decided to forego the team’s upcoming bowl game.
The athletic left tackle made his announcement to declare on his Twitter account.
Blessed and honored for my time on the 40 acres. Time for the next chapter, as I will be declaring for the NFL Draft. 🤘🏽 pic.twitter.com/oxEAYFZxEQ
— Connor Williams (@cwill) November 27, 2017
Texas LT Connor Williams did say he will skip playing in the bowl game: "My family and I have decided it is my best interest to forgo the bowl game and my senior season to begin preparing for my professional football career."
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) November 27, 2017
Williams had to miss some time this past year when he injured the MCL in his left knee. Thankfully for him, it wasn’t a serious injury that didn’t require surgery. He was able to finish the season with the team and put some excellent tape together for pro scouts.
Williams joins the likes of Christian McCaffrey and Leonard Fournette, who both chose not to participate in their team’s bowl games last year to avoid potentially career-altering injuries as they focused on their professional careers.