|6th Round: Panthers add competition at RG|
|Written by Steve Reed|
|Saturday, 30 April 2011 16:30|
CHARLOTTE -- The Carolina Panthers continue to scratch off needs one by one in the NFL draft.
The Panthers turned to offensive guard with their second pick in the sixth round, selecting taking Zachary Williams from Washington State. Williams played both center and guard the past two seasons for Washington State but the Panthers view him primarily as a guard.
The 6-foot-3, 309-pound Williams has a chance to battle for a vacant right guard spot, although he could receive competition from Geoff Schwartz, Mackenzy Bernadeau and Duke Robinson. “Right now, because I know Ryan (Kalil) is over there at center so I’ll probably work my way in at guard and I’m ready to compete where ever they want to play me, guard, center, left guard, right guard," Williams said. "It doesn’t really matter. I’m going to work wherever they want me to play.”
He said he likes to play guard because he can pull and get out into space.
He spent two seasons at center at Glendale Junior College prior to transferring to Washington State.
The Panthers took Williams after offensive line coach Ray Brown worked with him extensively at the Shrine Bowl.