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HBCU Outlook Josh Williams wants to change the "wrong story" about black college players

The 2022 NFL Draft will be a life-changing event for many young black men.From Thursday night to Saturday, players will receive calls from teams throughout the league and embark on their journey as professional athletes.

Many young men waiting for these calls are from HBCU at the Historically Black College. These institutions have traditionally created Hall of Fame talent, such as Walter Payton, Jerry Rice, and Michael Strahan.

In the 1960s and 1970s, HBCU was like the gold mine of NFL talent, before the top black talent went to mostly white institutions. However, in 2021, no HBCU player was selected in the draft. In 2020, only Tennessee State University offensive lineman La Chavious Simmons was selected in the 7-round draft.

The lack of HBCU draft topics over the last two years has been a hot topic in many HBCU sports circles. It's only three years before Tytus Howard, Alabama, is selected in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, but this year's tranche remains important to these prospects and these HBCU programs, regardless of when they are selected.

Fayetteville State University Defense Josh Williams is one of the most dominant players in Division II football in the past year, the leader of the 2021 roster of Fayetteville State University, and the failed game of the CIAA Championship. I was undefeated at the meeting until I lost to Bowie State University.

The physically striking cornerback could turn the head this season and become the first Fayetteville State University player to be drafted by the NFL since 1976. Williams was also the only prospect from Division II invited to this year's Senior Bowl.

This is a showcase for seniors across the country trying to impress pre-NFL draft evaluators. Scouts predict that Williams will be drafted in the fifth round.

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