Interviewed on WWL's pre-draft radio coverage, Saints tight ends coach Bob Palcic reported that reserve tight end Boo Williams, in his third season with the Saints, has bulked up to 270 pounds and is bench pressing 400 pounds. Williams is reporting having an excellent offseason.
Despite the improvement, Williams is still third on the depth chart behind newly-signed Ernie Conwell and veteran David Sloan.
Williams joined the team weighing in under 230 pounds, and has steadily added the bulk and the technique of the NFL tight end.
An oversized wide receiver coming out of Arkansas, Williams was an undrafted free agent in 2001 that joined the team and made an impact as a rookie in a pass-catching tight end role. Last year, behind David Sloan, Williams caught a touchdown in the season opener but struggled to impact games later on.
Against the Bengals, Williams dropped a pass over the middle that turned momentum away from the Saints.