The 238-pounder ran the 40-yard dash between 4.42 and 4.48 seconds, besting the numbers he put up last week at his school.
Williams -- who wasn't invited to the scouting combine last month -- was worked out by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebackers coach Joe Barry and will have a future visit with the Bucs. He also has meetings lined up with the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins and has talked several times with Bears Midwest scout Jeff Shiver.
So, Joe Barry (Marinelli's son-in-law) worked him out already, and our area scout has been on top of him. He pretty much sounds like a Leon Joe clone, from a size and speed standpoint.... prototype of what Lovie likes...
Also mentioned in there by Biggs... and PFT, the Bears had a private workout with Northwestern DT John Gill.
Weighing in at 302 pounds, Gill clocked a 4.91 in the 40-yard dash, registered 29 repetitions of 225 pounds in the bench press test and turned in a 31.5-inch vertical leap. His shuttle run was 4.44 seconds and his three-cone drill was 7.1 seconds, which were better than any of the defensive tackle numbers at the Scouting Combine, according to a league source.