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Mike Williams | Wide Receiver

Team: Clemson Tigers
Age / DOB:  (22) / 10/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205

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Pro Football Focus compared Clemson WR Mike Williams to Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffrey.
"Like Jeffery, Williams is physical at the catch point and capable of turning off-target throws into completions. Both receivers can win in the short game while providing a downfield threat in contested situations," writes the PFF analysis team. The outlet goes on to note that the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder "projects as a receiver capable of using his body to move the chains while adding a downfield component to the passing game due to his ability to win at the catch point with strong ball skills." As far as general consensus goes, Williams and Western Michigan wideout Corey Davis are being viewed as the top two receivers in the 2017 draft pool. Both should land as first-round picks unless craziness ensues. Feb 16 - 5:17 PM

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Clemson senior WR Mike Williams confirmed that he'll make himself available for the NFL Draft.

Williams was a true senior, but he could have applied for a medical redshirt after missing almost the entirety of the 2015 campaign with a neck injury. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder could be headed for a top-10 slot in the spring, but he'll have to run well to get there. He's been projected at a 4.50 forty. Williams has a big, muscular frame and a physical game to go with it. He shows outstanding body control on the move and regularly wins in contested situations by outleaping DBs and high-pointing the ball in traffic. His game translates smoothly to the NFL.
Jan 11 - 2:42 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams caught eight passes for 94 yards and a touchdown in Monday's 35-31 win over Alabama in the National Championship Game.

Deshaun Watson might have been named the MVP of this one, but Williams was equally brilliant. The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder scored on a little lofted four-yard pass in the opening minute of the fourth quarter, but his body of work went well beyond that touchdown. Williams repeatedly made tough, high-point catches in heavy traffic for the Tigers, including two "wow" grabs of that variety on Clemson's final offensive drive of the game. He could potentially land as a top-10 pick come this spring's draft.
Jan 10 - 1:01 AM

An anonymous coach speaking to SI's Pete Thamel questioned Alabama's ability to cover Clemson senior WR Mike Williams.

"I don’t think Alabama can match up with Mike Williams in a single safety look," the coach said. "I don’t think anyone can." Williams enters the title game with 90 catches and 10 touchdowns on 14.1 yards per catch. "If he has 100 yards, but it’s not downfield, it’s in small chunks of yards, that will be good for Alabama," the coach added. Williams will go in the first round of this spring's NFL Draft.
Jan 9 - 2:10 PM

An NFC personnel executive said that Clemson senior WR Mike Williams is "not there yet."

"When college players get up here and find out that cornerbacks are faster and more physical, there is an adjustment period," the executive noted. "I think it will take him some time to figure things out, but I think he'll do it." The exec is of the opinion that the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder could underwhelm in his 40-yard dash times at the NFL Scouting Combine. "He's going to be good [at the next level]. I just don't know if he's going to be a star," the executive concluded. On the other side, an AFC personnel executive called Williams the best wideout in the 2017 pool. He has drawn comps to Demaryius Thomas, Alshon Jeffrey and Andre Johnson. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein advises keeping an eye on Williams when he is matched with Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey in the National Championship Game on Monday, as Humphrey is a big, strong corner.
Jan 5 - 7:17 PM

One AFC personnel executive told Albert Breer that Clemson WR Mike Williams is the best prospect at his position in the 2017 NFL Draft.

"And I think the only thing he lacks is rare top-end speed. He’s got everything else," the executive concluded. Williams drew comparisons to Demaryius Thomas and Alshon Jeffery from another evaluator. We think Williams is certainly fast enough and will not be limited by testing times, and most of all his ability to win on back shoulder throws or contested situations stands above the rest.
Source: The MMQB
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 11:00:00 AM

NFL Media draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah compared Clemson senior WR Mike Williams to Andre Johnson.

Jeremiah was particularly taken by the physical similarities between Williams (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) and Johnson (6-foot-3, 229 pounds). "[Williams is] huge. He has a thick, muscled-up frame and very long arms," Jeremiah wrote. In 13 games to date, Williams has caught 84 passes for 1,171 yards and 10 touchdowns. Jeremiah colleague Lance Zierlein has previously comped Williams to former Giants wideout Plaxico Burress, while Clemson HC Dabo Swinney has forwarded the belief that his current receiving stalwart is a more well-rounded wideout than either DeAndre Hopkins or Sammy Watkins.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 06:59:00 PM analyst Lance Zierlein compares Clemson senior WR Mike Williams to ex-Giants star WR Plaxico Burress.

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Williams is slightly smaller than the 6-foot-5, 231-pound Burress coming out of college, but he plays the same physical game and may be able to run a little better than the high 4.5-second range that Burress logged. "What Burress lacked in speed, he made up for with his ability to pluck the ball out of the air," Zierlein wrote. "Burress was mostly a two-level wide receiver and that should end up being the case with Williams as well. Additional play strength was a need for both guys, as prospects, but their ability to become scary red-zone factors is yet another similarity between the two wideouts."
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:44:00 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney said that he believes senior WR Mike Williams is a more complete receiver than former Tiger wideouts Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins.

"[Williams] can sink his hips, he's got [Hopkins'] ball skills. He's incredibly intelligent. He's passionate about the ball, about his technique, and the discipline of route-running," Swinney said, "like Sammy was. He's a load. He's going to be a great, great, great pro." In 12 regular-season games this year, the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder has worked to a 79-1114-10 receiving line. He is expected to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft, presumably after Clemson has completed its bowl assignment, be that Playoff or otherwise.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 05:58:00 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams caught six passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's demolition of South Carolina.

Williams made scoring grabs of 34 and 19 yards in the first quarter, then logged one final touchdown with a 16-yard grab in the closing seconds of the first half. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound senior has been hot of late, registering at least 100 yards receiving in three of his last four games. For the campaign as a whole, Williams has caught 79 passes for 1,114 yards and 10 touchdowns over the course of 12 games played.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 11:17:00 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams posted six receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Wake Forest.

In his return to the field, Williams has turned in his best season yet. He's up to a 73-1,014-7 line. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder, who lost last season to a neck injury, caught 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. Clemson gets South Carolina on Saturday.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 05:49:00 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams caught 15 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 43-42 loss to Pitt.

With the fantasy playoffs kicking off in many formats this week, owners of Pitt and Clemson entities had themselves field days. Among the statistical stars in the game, Williams, Deshaun Watson (580 yards passing, three touchdowns) and Wayne Gallman (weirdo game of 36 yards rushing and three touchdowns) on Clemson's side of the ledger and Nathan Peterman (five touchdown passes), Scott Orndoff (9-128-2) and James Conner (132 yards rushing, two touchdowns) on Pitt's side. For his part, the 6-foot-5, 202-pound Williams has been a man aflame of late, having caught 40 passes for 524 yards and three touchdowns over his last four games.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 08:07:00 PM

Clemson senior WR Mike Williams had six catches for 106 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 54-0 win over Syracuse.

That's more like it. This is only Williams' second 100-yard game since the opener, but there's very real reason for optimism here because they both occurred in the last three games. In fact, he's posted a cumulative 25-322-2 line the last three times out.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 07:07:00 PM

A says Clemson redshirt junior WR Mike Williams is the best prospect in the Clemson-Florida State game on Saturday night.

"I love Mike Williams," he said. "He's long, athletic and smooth. He has outstanding body control. He can run every route and he's capable of playing inside or outside." The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Williams boasts a 39-578-4 line on the year.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 07:42:00 PM

Clemson redshirt junior WR Mike Williams caught 12 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown in the school's 24-17 overtime win over NC State.

Williams dealt with a hamstring injury leading up to this game, but his performance was vintage Williams: winning at the catch point. He did lose a fumble while fighting for extra yards, but the rest of his game compensated for that one negative moment. Williams is one of the nation's best offensive weapons.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 04:04:00 PM