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

Ellen Mills
April 30, 2017

"I'm looking forward to living in LA", Williams said in a phone interview from his family home in SC. Chargers, ABC7 announce agreement to broadcast NFL team's gamesAfter suffering a serious neck injury in 2015, Williams returned to action in 2016 to help lead Clemson to a National Championship. At 6-foot-4, 218 pounds, Williams possesses a huge catch radius and an ability to bring the ball in while navigating traffic. "He'll have to be coached up with his routes and releases, but he has the talent to become a big safety blanket for a young quarterback". After the terrifying injury, Williams bounced back to record career highs with 98 receptions, 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns. If we can't move out or we don't move up, I think we're in a good spot.

"Oh, it's real exciting", Williams said". "Connecting with each other, always hanging out, even hanging out here at the process. I have to get used to it, so I'm going to get used to it fast". Just being able to have him as a weapon is a big factor and he's a guy that you can throw it up in that range and he's going to come down with it.

Like Floyd and Jackson, Williams has the speed to get defensive backs on their heels and the physique to wrestle away the 50-50 balls that Rivers often thrives on.

Clemson's Mike Williams catches a pass in front of Alabama's Marlon Humphrey during the second half of the NCAA college football playoff championship game Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, in Tampa, Fla.

As for Watson, we think this is a "A+" pick for Houston.

"Probably just work ethic, seeing him every day competing in practice", Williams said at the Combine.

Look for Williams to start immediately as a terrific compliment to the oft-injured Keenan Allen, getting a boatload of targets.

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