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Player Display Name: 
Mike Williams

Wide receiver
School: Clemson | Conference: ACC
DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
4.40M
Projected Round
1st
Bio: 
Two-year starter named First Team All-ACC in 2016 after his 2015 season was cut short by a season-ending neck fracture on Clemson’s first drive of the year. Led the ACC with 98 receptions and ranked second with 1,361 yards and 11 touchdown catches. Third Team All-ACC as a sophomore in 2014, making 57 catches for a team-high 1,030 yards and six touchdowns.
Pos: 
Large, strong possession receiver who almost always wins out for the contested throw. Fluid releasing off the line, uses his hands to separate from defenders and comes back to the ball to make himself an available target. Extends his hands, displays good eye/hand coordination and consistently makes the reception away from his frame. Nicely times pass receptions. Shows good focus and gets up in a crowd then comes down with the ball. Makes the over the shoulder reception at full speed, takes a pounding and holds onto the throw. Easily adjusts to the errant throw and gets down to scoop up low passes. Uses his large frame to shield away defenders and protect the pass.
Neg: 
Displays no burst or speed in his game. Not a downfield threat. Average quickness and not a good route runner.
Analysis: 
After missing almost all of 2015 with a neck injury, Williams took his game to another level last year. He’s a terrific possession wide out who may struggle separating at the next level yet will consistently come away with the ball when it is thrown in his direction.