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Rodarius Williams Declares for 2021 NFL Draft

OSU’s top corner is turning pro.



Oklahoma State cornerback Rodarius Williams, a fifth-year senior who has emerged as a legitimate NFL prospect in his final season in Stillwater, announced Monday that he is declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft.

“Playing in the NFL has always been a goal of mine,” Williams wrote. “After long and careful thinking with the family, we as a whole have decided it’s best I prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft.”

Few players in the country enjoyed the success Williams did this season at corner, and few are capable of making the leap Williams did locking down the top cornerback position. He went from good to great in taking over the role from AJ Green, and Williams was recently named by PFF — an analytics site — as the “stingiest corner in the country,” cementing his breakout status and further solidifying his bonafides as a future pro.

“He’s been consistent,” said Mike Gundy of Williams last month. “Each year he’s gotten better and better. He practices hard. Doesn’t say a lot, just competes. And he’s improved. He’s gotten better, and we feel really good about his ability to cover.”

Williams’ declaration ensures he will follow in the footsteps of his brother, Greedy Williams. Greedy played at LSU and was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Rodarius has a chance to be a mid-round draft pick, with his combination of length, technique and experience sure to appeal to some teams looking to add depth at corner.

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