Chargers grab Clemson WR Mike Williams with 1st pick in LA

Toni Houston
April 30, 2017

For comparison's sake, think of a player like Amari Cooper, who has become a star for the Oakland Raiders. They realized that the three receivers taken in this first round - Davis, Williams, and Ross - were a tier above the rest. Just like the other receivers on the Chargers roster, the Clemson product is a big physical target with a ridiculous catch radius that is capable of winning nearly any 50-50 ball thrown his way.

Mike Williams is heading to Hollywood. Ruiz gave the Texans a "C+" for their pick of Watson, though, saying the young signal-caller "needs to hit the deep ball more consistently and do a better job of reading defenses". "He's going to be a great professional and I'm excited to see what he can do at this level".

Williams first told the Chargers on Thursday just how excited he was to catches passes from veteran quarterback Philip Rivers. However, the defensive strength of this class is most likely why the Chargers took a wide receiver in round one. He liked Houston's pick of Watson even better, awarding it an "A" grade and noting that "the Texans were prudent in trading up to land him".


Having an experienced mentor like Gates at his side and Allen competing with him practice should serve as catalysts for Williams' rapid development in Los Angeles.

With the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 National Football League draft, the Chargers selected Mike Williams. No wide receiver can help them there. "As I told y'all a few weeks ago, not that I would ever shy away from anything, but that would have been an indication to me that we're looking down the road", Rivers told KLSD-AM in San Diego on Friday. He may not have the same prototypical skill set that Williams brings to the wide receiver position, but the 21-year-old Georgia native is overflowing with the sort of intangibles that win championships.

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