February 25, 2013
Sylvester Williams, a former Jefferson City Jay who played collegiately at North Carolina, runs a drill Monday during the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Williams is projected by some to be a first-round draft pick in April.
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Armonty Bryant gets those awkward looks every time he tells someone he attends college at ECU. Naturally, the first inclination is to ask about East Carolina. When he explains the school name is actually East Central, the next question, naturally, is East Central what? No, Bryant is not the most prominent defensive lineman at this year’s annual NFL scouting combine and he doesn’t come from a school most football fans have even heard of. Yet he impressed enough of the right people to earn one of 333 invites to the NFL’s annual scouting combine so he can compete against all those big-name guys he’s been watching on television the last few years.