The Rams are going to take a look this weekend at one of the year’s more talented wide receiver prospects, who didn’t play much after getting kicked off his team in October.
According to Rich Hammond of the Orange County Register, the Rams will try out wideout D’haquille “Duke” Williams, who was kicked off the team at Auburn’s team last year.
Williams was a talented and productive player his junior year at Auburn, in which he caught 45 passes for 730 yards and five touchdowns. But he caught just 12 passes last season, after being busted for a bar fight which was the final straw after other suspensions and rules violations.
He admitted at the Scouting Combine he was risky because of those off-field issues.
“If I didn’t get in any trouble, I know I’m a legit first-round pick,” he said. “But God got other plans. I’m a first-round pick no matter what, but off the field I’m a seventh-round pick. My character is a seventh-round pick. I mean, I’m just happy to be here. It’s a blessing to be here.
“Whatever team picks me, first through seventh round, it doesn’t really matter. Undrafted. Whenever I get my opportunity, I’m going to just prove to them that I belong.”
No one drafted him, but it appears the Rams are willing to give him a quick look, to see if he’s actually learned his lesson.