2017 NFL Draft big board: Top 10 wide receiver prospects
By Dan Dahlke
2. Mike Williams, Clemson (6-3, 225) — Film Grade: 85.0
Quick Take: There may not be a better wide receiver in this class than Williams in hauling in contested catches. Williams has the size and ball adjustment ability to high point the ball over defenders. He consistently wins jump ball situations and it’s this ability that makes Williams an impact player on offense.
The former Clemson standout sat out a majority of the 2015 season with a significant neck injury. In 2016, Williams hauled in 98 receptions for 1361 yards and 11 touchdowns and reestablished himself as a top receiver prospect.
Williams is a true boundary weapon who wins with size, strength, and strong hands. However, his lack of top-end speed does keep him from being a consistent downfield threat.
Williams is built in the A.J. Green and Alshon Jeffrey-type mold. While he’s not a traditional speedster, he does create mismatch problems for defenses and he should offer his quarterback a reliable big target to throw to over the middle of the field.