Shortly after being selected in the sixth round in this year’s draft, OLB
Chargers.com: So how did you find out you were going to be a San Diego Charger?
Williams: Oh man I got a call from Chris in the front office, and he told me they were going to transfer me over to the GM. And I talked to (Tom Telesco) and he told me coming up they were going to pick me next. This is definitely a dream come true.
Chargers.com: Who was the first person you told?
Williams: My brother was in the house with me and I told him you guys were on the phone, so he ran and got my mom because they were all outside. Everybody pretty much found out all at once. It was awesome.
Chargers.com: Were you aware the Chargers were interested in you?
Williams: You know, not exactly, but I’m so happy they were. I’m proud to be a Charger. I’m going to make it happen. I’m going to make you happy. I’m looking to win a Super Bowl.
Chargers.com: Who would you compare your game to?
Williams: That’s a tough one. I’d say Jared Allen because I use my motor to my advantage and he goes nonstop. He can go all day. He’s a taller and longer guy, but that mentality of getting after the quarterback and going after the ball I think we are similar in that regard.
Chargers.com: I know you mainly played defensive end. Are you ready to be an outside linebacker?
Williams: Yes sir! I can make any adjustment. As long as I work at it I’ll be just fine. I can make any transition.
Chargers.com: You’re the second linebacker the Chargers have taken after Manti T’eo. Are you excited to have a fellow rookie in that linebacker corp?
Williams: Oh most definitely! That’s awesome right there! I’m looking forward to meeting him. I’m looking forward to meeting all the guys.
Chargers.com: What would you say the strengths of your game are?
Williams: Definitely my motor. I get after it, man. I do whatever it takes to get to the ball. I put it into my mind that I’m going to make every single play. Once the ball is snapped I can make every play and every tackle.
Chargers.com: Conversely, what do you need to work on a bit?
Williams: I need to work on my drops. I need to get the coverage stuff down to where I’m comfortable with it. And I also want to work on my hands to get guys off me better. But really, I just want to get better at everything.
Chargers.com: Rookie mini camp is only a few weeks away. What are your thoughts about that?
Williams: Oh man, that’s going to be exciting! I can’t wait. I’m going to make it happen. I look forward to being very productive for the San Diego Chargers, and that starts now.
Chargers.com: You were a captain in college. What did it mean to you to be a captain?
Williams: It’s just being in charge. Guys look up to you for direction, so you have to let them know everything is going to be ok. We’ve just got to stick together, keep pushing and everything will work out.
Chargers.com: Finally, what would you like to say to all the Chargers fans out there?
Williams: You all drafted a winner! I’m coming in there to build this team up and win a Super Bowl. I’m going to contribute in any way I can, be a great teammate and person and do what I can to make this organization and city proud.