After four years with the Tigers, Williams appears ready to take his physical style of play to the NFL.
"But just by glancing up there right now I think we're in pretty good shape".
Not many had Williams going to the Chargers, especially when you consider the problems they had in the secondary last season, but apparently the Clemson wideout's "secret workout" with Los Angeles last week convinced the organization that Williams was worth taking at seventh overall.
The Los Angeles Chargers have selected wide receiver Mike Williams from Clemson with the No. 7 overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia on Thursday. At 6 feet 4 inches tall, Williams was a constant mismatch for corners and often served as a safety valve for quarterback Deshaun Watson, with an ability to win 50-50 matchups thanks to excellent body control and an impressive catch radius.
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The 6-foot-4 Williams had 1,361 yards receiving last season, third in school history behind current National Football League standouts Sammy Watkins (1,464) and DeAndre Hopkins (1,405). If we can't move out or we don't move up, I think we're in a good spot.
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was the star of the team's national championship run, but he leaned on Williams often. "He's going to be a great professional and I'm excited to see what he can do at this level". They realized that the three receivers taken in this first round - Davis, Williams, and Ross - were a tier above the rest.
Some question whether Williams has the speed to translate to the NFL. "We put in a lot of work, and we liked him".
Look for Williams to start immediately as a terrific compliment to the oft-injured Keenan Allen, getting a boatload of targets.