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.
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 hand-eye coordination and consistently makes the reception away from his frame. Nicely times receptions. Shows good focus and gets up in a crowd and 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 defenders and protect the pass.
Displays no burst or speed in his game. Not a downfield threat. Average quickness and not a good route-runner.
After missing almost all of 2015 with a neck injury, Williams took his game to another level last year. He’s a terrific possession wideout who may struggle separating at the next level, yet he will consistently come away with the ball when it is thrown in his direction.