Malcolm Williams is another example of Bill Belichick doing something not many other personnel executives do during the draft—selecting pure special teamers.
Williams, like Matthew Slater and this year's Nate Ebner, was not a full-time player on defense in college. He, like those other two names, earned his place in the league by excelling on special teams.
Williams earned his place in the draft by proving what kind of athlete he was at TCU's pro day. Williams ran a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash and showed off his 42-inch vertical leap to get the scouts' eyes on him.
Williams spent last year on both the active roster and practice squad at times. This year, with the added depth at safety, it will be much more difficult for Williams to earn a roster spot unless he has improved leaps and bounds from last season.
Like Markell Carter, another year on the practice squad would seem to be the more likely scenario.