By: Steve Johnson
Mike Williams, WR, Clemson
6’3 5/8″ 218, 33 3/8″ arms, 9 3/8″ hands
4.57 40, 32 1/2″ vert, 121″ broad jump
2013: 10 games. 20 rec, 316 yards, 3 TDs.
2014: 12 games. 57 rec, 1,030, 6 TDs.
2015: 1 game. 2 rec, 20 yards
2016: 15 games. 98 rec, 1,361 yards, 11 TDs.
Misc. Stats: 2014 third-team All-ACC, 2016 CFP Champion, 2016 first-team All-ACC
Injuries: Torn ankle ligaments in 2013, Fractured his neck in 2015.
History: Prepped in South Carolina, also played basketball.
Strengths: Big and tough, I thought that helmet to helmet hit he took in the National Championship game was going to knock him out (due to previous neck injury) but he bounced back. Uses his big hands (9 3/8″) well to get separation. Ex-basketball player who can really box guys out. Huge mismatch vs small corners. Natural catcher, plucks it out of the sky.
Weaknesses: Not an elite athlete, only 32 1/2 vert and 121″ broad. Doesn’t separate with speed. Has mistimed some jump balls at times. Not a refined route runner, doesn’t set up corners. The neck injury is serious, it will have to be looked into.
Overview: Williams is a big, strong, redzone option ready to make an impact day one. He’s not a great athlete, he’s not gonna burn by anyone and he doesn’t have elite explosion. Reminds me a lot of Alshon Jeffery.
Draft Projection: Round 1
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.3