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Juice hires agent, plans his NFL campaign

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Juice Williams signed with Chicago-based Ian Greengross after his final game at Illinois Saturday, with an eye toward improving his chances of attracting some NFL attention. The plan is to have Williams work with a quarterback coach to improve his skills for NFL evaluators. Greengross believes the growing use of the wildcat offense will make Juice more attractive, but is open to a position change. Running back or receiver are the most likely moves.
Despite owning a stack of impressive Big Ten and Illinois offensive records, Williams shapes up as an undrafted free agent, NFL analysts say.
``Logically, he'd be a free agent. But as soon as I tell you no [one will draft him], somebody will grab him,'' said Dan Shonka, a former NFL team scout who's now general manager of Ourlads.com scouting service. ``I just feel there's too many guys like him that have failed in the past. And he isn't in the same stratosphere as some of those other guys. But all it takes is one coach to say, `Hey, I can do something with Juice.' ''
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SHOW THEM WHAT YOU ARE MADE OF AT THE COMBINE IN INDY, TAKE NO PRISONERS, GO FOR THE GOLD, YOU ARE A GREAT ATHLETE, GO IN THERE AND GET THE JOB DONE, IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THEY THINK OF YOU NOW, IT ONLY MATTERS WHAT YOU SHOW THEM AT THE COMBINE, YOU HAVE SECOND LIFE FOR THE NFL, JUICE REMEMBER THOSE DAYS PLAYING AT GATELY STADIUM, THOSE DAYS EARNED YOU A SCHOLARSHIP TO U OF I!
NOW PUT IT ALTOGETHER AND MOVE UP YOUR DRAFT STATUS!
JUICE WILLIAMS THE PRIDE OF CHICAGO VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL AND THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS!
A MAN ON A MISSION!

What your parents never told you -

Be it sport or be it academia or business or any careers - everyone peaks at different times.

For every long-term success there is poor individual that peaked before his or her 20's and 30s.

I admitting I love the Illinois football program. I have tremendous respect for Juice.

I cried when two years ago Juice beat Ohio State in the big house. He was just a sophomore.

I don't know if it is coaching but I suspect Juice peaked two years ago.

He is a solid citizen and has a tremendous future. But he needs to use his degree and use that tremendous personality to move forward in life.

What your elders never told you is that rarely does anyone have a linear path in life. It peaks close to 30 years old - give or told five years or so.

Juice you have peaked in sports. But I would hire you in an instant!

Personally, as a huge fan of juice williams making the switch to RB or WR would be a mistake. At 6'2 and 235lbs, he is nothing short of a right handed michael vick. Yes, he has a tendency too throw wild passes, but what NFL quarterback doesn't every 10 passes? He would not only be a smart 3-5 round choice due to his passing ability, but with his speed and size he is a steal of a duel threat for any offense looking to rebuild.

GOOD LUCK AND WATCH ALOT OF FILM ON MIKE VICK!

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