NFL Draft 2017: Mike Williams turns in impressive Pro Day performance
By Matt Conner
Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams turned in an impressive Pro Day performance in his bid to be the first wideout taken in the NFL Draft.
Mike Williams is vying for top 10 money. That’s because the Clemson wide receiver is a top 10 talent. The 2017 NFL Draft is coming in several weeks, which means teams are firming up their draft boards and Williams is competing with Western Michigan’s Corey Davis and Washington’s John Ross for those top slots.
Clemson held their Pro Day on Thursday and Williams showed that he can get down the field very quickly even with his impressive size and stature at 6-4, 218 lbs.
Williams has the size and speed to create mismatches even at the pro level and should slot immediately at the top of the depth chart for any team that takes him. For the Chiefs that could even mean coming in above Jeremy Maclin and giving John Dorsey, the team’s general manager, some financial flexibility for the future given Maclin’s high cost. Then again, Maclin is a superb route runner who knows the Chiefs offense inside and out. Working with Williams could actually open up the offense quite a bit.
Williams had 98 catches and 1,361 and 11 touchdowns last season for Clemson.