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."