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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Giants draft BC RB Andre Williams

By Jack McCluskey

Andre Williams had a feeling Friday night, and on Saturday it turned out to be true.

After former Boston College teammate and current New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich tweeted the following Friday night:

Looking for my boy @drewill44 and friend by association @derekcarrqb @carrto go tonight. And thanks to @fedex for pre draft meet & greet

— Mark Herzlich (@MarkHerzlich) May 9, 2014


Williams responded with a tweet of his own:

@MarkHerzlich part of me feels like this is am omen Herz.

— Andre Williams (@drewill44) May 10, 2014


And when the Giants and former BC coach Tom Coughlin selected Williams with the 13th pick in the fourth round (No. 113 overall), the feeling came full circle.

Williams shattered BC rushing records as a senior, finishing with 355 attempts for 2,177 yards (both first in the nation) and 18 touchdowns. The 6-foot, 227-pound back will bolster the Giants’ backfield and perhaps provide pass protection for quarterback Eli Manning.

The Schnecksville, Pa., native was pumped about the prospect.

Proud to be a Giant! GMEN all day! Woot!

— Andre Williams (@drewill44) May 10, 2014


Just a few minutes later, another former Eagles star heard his name called when the defending champion Seattle Seahawks selected linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis with the 32nd pick in the fourth round (No. 132 overall).

A speedy 6-1, 225-pounder from Norwalk, Conn., Pierre-Louis will look to break into coach Pete Carroll’s vaunted defense.

“Have the great opportunity to be a Seattle Seahawks!” Pierre-Louis wrote in a post on Instagram. “I can't wait to go to work and be apart of such a great defense!”

Jack McCluskey is an editor for ESPN.com and a frequent contributor to ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter @jack_mccluskey.