Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Chris Harris, who spent the first nine years of his career with the Denver Broncos, approved of the team’s sixth-round draft pick, Auburn wide receiver Seth Williams.
congrats lil bro kid been training with me . y’all will love him https://t.co/ZtAyrrwv8O
— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) May 1, 2021
Williams (6-3, 212 pounds) apparently trained with Harris leading up to the NFL draft. He will now aim to emulate some of Harris’ early success with the Broncos.
Harris joined the team as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and he went on to earn four Pro Bowl selections and helped the team win Super Bowl 50. Williams probably won’t be contending for an All-Star nod anytime soon, but he can go from being a late-round pick to instant contributor in Denver.
“We targeted him as one of the top specials-teams players for receivers,” Broncos GM George Paton said of Williams after the draft. “He is like a piece of clay. He’s really talented. He’s big and he can run.
“As a receiver, he just needs to be molded. [Wide receivers coach] Zach [Azzanni] can’t wait to get a hold of him and develop him. He believes in him as well as our special teams coaches. Special teams were a big part of our third day, and he was one of the best special teamers as a receiver.”
Harris also contributed on special teams in his early days in Denver.