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Gilbert’s Prospect Spotlight: Mike Williams

After having his talent on display in front of 26 million viewers, Mike Williams did not disappoint. His performance at the National Championship Game against Alabama on Monday night can be described as brilliant. He made breathtaking catches and even a clutch touchdown. The Clemson wide out is the real deal.


Mike Williams

Class: Redshirt Junior                                                           Position: Wide Receiver

Overview

Mike Williams is the number one prospect at the receiver position in this year’s draft. Clemson missed him last year as he was sidelined during the whole 2015 season due to a fractured neck he suffered in the first game. Without Williams last year, Clemson had a top-notch offense but upon his return to the lineup this season, the offense undoubtedly transcended its competition in the regular and post season. He did not win any college football awards, but he was named First Team All-ACC.

Analysis

Mike Williams is a bona-fide number one receiver. He has the special abilities to become a “go-to”  option that is reliable in any situation. The catch radius, 50/50 ball skills and athleticism he possesses are a quarterback’s dream and a defender’s nightmare. He flashes the potential to make plays anywhere on the field and most importantly in the redzone. Mike Williams can instantly improve an offense that needs a boost from its receiving corps.

Stats

Mike Williams’ junior year at Clemson was his best year. He led his team in receptions (98), receiving yards (1,361) and touchdowns (11). On the biggest stage of his college career, Williams recorded eight receptions for 94 receiving yards while catching a game changing touchdown to help Clemson roll over the Tide for the National Championship. With Williams on the roster, Clemson’s offense improved tremendously. This year’s squad posted 636 more receiving yards, 66 more receptions, and 10 more touchdowns compared to last year without Williams.

 Receptions- 98

Receiving Yards- 1361

Touchdowns- 11

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Hillary Gilbert
Hillary Gilbert
Lead Draft Analyst
Bowling Green State University '18
Aspiring to work in an NFL Front Office (Player Personnel)
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