Jameson Williams’ move from one WRU candidate to another turned out to be an excellent one. The junior made the move from Ohio State to Alabama before the season started and it didn’t take long for him to start causing problems for SEC defenses on kickoff returns and the receiving game. Williams is probably the biggest speed demon in a draft class filled with them. He was an absolute game breaker for the Crimson Tide and was Bryce Young’s favorite target all season long. Williams finished with 1572 yards and 15 touchdowns to earn a first team all-American spot. He flew up draft boards before a torn ACL in the college football championship put a wrench in the plans. Although he could be ready for Week 1, there will be question marks for Williams that leads to a draft night tumble.
Measurements and Info
Position: Wide receiver
Weight: 180 lbs
Year In College: Junior
His ability to stretch the field in the vertical passing game is unmatched, uses blazing speed and ball skills to take the top off at any moment.
Uses a short burst off the line of scrimmage to win early and get open quickly, hard to keep up with once he gets past with great footwork and route running.
Is extremely dangerous on kickoff returns, took two kickoffs back for touchdowns with the Crimson Tide and adds another level to his dangerous skill set.
His size is average and could be bullied on the outside at the NFL level if his speed doesn’t work against bigger cornerbacks.
An ACL tear creates a huge question mark and prevented him from showcasing his talent at the NFL Combine. Will also likely miss most of the off-season practice and camp.
A fluid route runner with great footwork and unmatched speed, Williams was on the verge of creating a case as the top receiver in the draft when disaster struck. He can be extremely dangerous in the right system and if he comes back 100% from the injury. The fear of the injury will drop him down the board a bit, but a team may end up finding the steal of the draft in Jameson Williams.
Kansas City Chiefs, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals
Likely to be picked in the back half of the first round, somewhere in the mid-twenties seems like the best guess.
A taller version of Tyreek Hill is what my mind immediately thinks of when watching Jameson Williams.