Patriots No. 9 pick scouting report: DB Malcolm Williams, TCU

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 8:42 p.m.
Posted By Kevin Fishbain

The Patriots spent their final pick of the 2011 NFL draft on another defensive back, Malcolm Williams, who admitted he was surprised to get the call. Williams will battle for a roster spot as a special-teams contributor. He is the college teammate of the team's fifth-round pick, OT Marcus Cannon, and said he can play corner, safety or return or block on special teams. Here is PFW draft expert Nolan Nawrocki's scouting report on Williams:

"A stocky, athletic developmental cornerback who clocked at 4.48 in the 40-yard dash at 5-9 5/8, 204 pounds and registered a 40-inch vertical jump, Williams has the physical tools to develop."