NFL mock draft: Chiefs get Mike Williams in “surprise” pick
By Matt Conner
The latest mock draft from CBS Sports’ Will Brinson is in and the Chiefs find themselves capitalizing on a “surprise fall” from Mike Williams.
If the latest mock draft from Will Brinson of CBS Sports is to be believed, the Kansas City Chiefs could find themselves with a tough choice of potentially picking the NFL Draft’s top wide receiver at No. 27 overall. There’s a reason that Brinson calls it a “surprise fall” and such a drop could force the Chiefs to simply take the player that fell in their lap, despite other needs. Brinson writes:
"Surprising fall for Williams here! This spot means Kansas City is forced to ignore the defense for now and add another weapon for Alex Smith (or Tony Romo?)."
Ignoring the Tony Romo parenthetical nod, Williams is an incredible specimen from Clemson who would immediately become the most talented wide receiver on the Chiefs roster. Adding Williams to a mix with Jeremy Maclin and Tyreek Hill and Chris Conley would immediately make the quartet the best overall unit in the NFL and would give Alex Smith (or anyone else) an impressive array of targets, especially because this doesn’t include All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce.
Clemson is quickly becoming a wide receiver factory and Williams looks to be the latest in line after the success of Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins. Last season, Williams caught an incredible 98 catches for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns for the Tigers. He also had 8 catches for 94 yards and a touchdown against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the national championship game.
Williams is expected to be one of the first wideouts off the board on draft day along with John Ross and Corey Davis.