Non-first-round picks continue to sign their four-year contracts. We’ve collected today’s signings below:
- CB Garrett Williams (third round, Syracuse)
- DE Dylan Horton (fourth round, TCU)
New York Jets
- OT Carter Warren (fourth round, Pittsburgh)
- G Tyler Steen (third round, Alabama)
- S Sydney Brown (third round, Illinois)
Williams was one of the more intriguing prospects in the draft considering his status heading into the 2022 campaign. The Syracuse cornerback is still recovering from a torn ACL that limited him to only seven games last season. As the rookie told Darren Urban of the team’s website, he’s already progressed to running.
“You feel like football season is around the corner, but you’ve got to stay patient,” Williams said. “I can’t rush it. But obviously I can’t wait to put the cleats and pads back on … The hard part’s done. Now it’s the fun part, strengthening things, I’m able to run. I feel like a football player again.”
The defensive back also made it clear that he’s aiming to be back on the field for training camp, but he understands that the organization may want to bring him along more slowly.
“I am seeing it as, I can come back from this and make my story,” Williams said. “I see my life as a movie [and] make my movie that much cooler, that much better at the end.”