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OSU football: Rodarius Williams opts to prepare for NFL Draft

STILLWATER — Like his teammates Teven Jenkins and Chuba Hubbard before him, Oklahoma State cornerback Rodarius Williams says he has decided to focus his football efforts on preparing for the NFL Draft.

Williams made the announcement on Twitter on Monday.

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

Williams, a fifth-year senior, had his string of 48 consecutive starts snapped when he missed Saturday’s game at Baylor because of injury.

Williams had a stellar senior campaign that should pay off in the draft. In nine games, the receiver Williams was covering was targeted 21 times, according to Pro Football Focus analytics. Williams allowed only nine completions for 148 yards, while breaking up seven passes. 

The Cowboys will learn their bowl destination on Sunday.

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Oklahoma State's Rodarius Williams. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State's Rodarius Williams. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

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Scott Wright

A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and... Read more ›