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Mike Williams | Wide Receiver

Team: Clemson Tigers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/4/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205

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On Friday, Clemson junior WR Mike Williams (neck) said that he would return for the 2016 season.
No huge surprise here, as HC Dabo Swinney indicated in early December that Williams would be back with the team next year. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound junior suffered a neck fracture after running into the goalpost while hauling in a touchdown during the team's season-opener against Wofford. He's already ruled out for the CFB Playoff. As to how much he'll participate in spring practice, Williams indicated that he'll likely be able to take part in non-contact drills. Sat, Dec 19, 2015 08:28:00 PM
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Clemson HC Dabo Swinney said junior WR Mike Williams (neck) won't play in the College Football Playoff but will be back for the 2016 season.

"I don't think he'll play, but I know he'd like to play," Swinney said. "But as far as coming back next year, he'll be back with us, and I think that's a great decision by him." Williams suffered a small fracture in his neck in the season opener when he collided with a goalpost while catching a touchdown. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Williams posted 57 receptions for a team-high 1,030 yards and six scores in 2014. In the preseason, Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris ranked Williams as the ACC's best wideout.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 03:25:00 PM

When asked about junior WR Mike Williams' status for the remainder of the season, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney told reporters to ask the team doctors... who are off limits to reporters.

Williams suffered a small fracture in his neck in the season opener and has been out since. All reports state he would likely missed the remainder of the season, including the postseason, but Swinney has not said those exact words. This exchange encapsulates how poorly informed the public is about college injuries, which is by the coaches' choice.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Clemson junior WR Mike Williams is likely out for the year while recovering from a small fracture in his neck which occurred in week one.

This isn't a surprise but it is an update on the extremely talented receiver. Williams is expected to recover and play football, but no one knows if his next down will be in the NFL or at Clemson in 2016. Williams has great vertical speed and produces highlight reel catches. We are not doctors, but Williams will be examined by medical staffs at the Combine and news always finds its way to the media. This is for certain: we love what we have seen on the field.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 12:15:00 PM

Clemson junior WR Mike Williams suffered a small fracture in his neck during the school's game against Wofford and it is unclear when he will return to the field.

An MRI revealed the results. Head coach Dabo Swinney said Williams will play football again, but "when" is unknown. Williams can already walk and Clemson will wait six weeks until deciding anything about the receiver's future. The injury was caused when Williams collided with the goal post at the end of a touchdown grab. We obviously hate injuries, and the first weekend of college football was loaded with them. Williams is arguably the conference's top receiver.
Sun, Sep 6, 2015 06:14:00 PM

Clemson HC Dabo Swinney announced junior WR Mike Williams has a neck sprain and is in a neck brace but his movement is good.

Who knows what this means for Williams' playing status in the coming weeks, but the outcome seems positive. As we have written, Williams was injured at the end of a touchdown grab when hitting the base of the goal post. Clemson has plenty of fire power on offense, but Williams might be the best receiver in the conference.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 05:08:00 PM

Updating a previous item, it was a neck injury that led to Clemson WR Mike Williams being carted off the field.

Williams was on the ground for about 10 minutes after his touchdown catch ended in a collision with the base of the goal post. Williams was able to move his extremities and gave a thumbs up to the crowd while exiting the field on a cart.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 01:38:00 PM

Clemson junior WR Mike Williams was carted off the field in the first quarter against Wofford after landing awkwardly when hitting the goal post on an attempted catch.

Williams crashed into the stand of the goal post while coming down with a touchdown grab. He stayed down immediately after, and coach Dabo Swinney joined the training staff when Williams was boarded and carted off. The junior is still on the ground as we write this. He is the school's top receiver and arguably the best player at his position in the ACC.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 12:44:00 PM

Clemson junior WR Mike Williams is not listed on Clemson's injury report.

Williams injured his hamstring on August 11 or 12. These injuries tend to linger or flare up again during the season, but hopefully that isn't the case here. Williams is one of the best receivers in the country and has tremendous big play ability.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 09:29:00 AM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein recently spoke with one NFL "personnel man" who questioned Clemson junior WR Mike Williams' downfield speed.

As Zierlein writes, Williams caught 26 percent of his passes 25-plus yards downfield last season despite those concerns. Williams really shines on the outside with slants, vertical routes and then working comebacks off of that downfield pressure. We would question Williams' after catch ability before questioning his vertical speed, if the goal was to find flaws in Williams' game.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 01:47:00 PM

The National Football Post's Eric Saltzman notes that Clemson junior WR Mike Williams "does not have great foot quickness, which hurts his route running ability, and limits his effectiveness with the ball in his hands after the catch."

"Williams looks to be the next Tiger receiver to make a splash in the NFL," Saltzman wrote. "Like other Tiger receivers succeeding in the NFL, Williams has deep speed and gets to his top speed really quickly." The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Williams posted 57 receptions for a team-high 1,030 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. We're big fans. Rotoworld draft guru Josh Norris ranks Williams as the ACC's best wideout.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 06:11:00 PM

Clemson junior WR Mike Williams injured his hamstring during practice on Monday.

Williams is Clemson's best receiver. College teams are not required to update injury information, so it could be a while before we learn more about Williams' outlook. Josh Norris recently ranked Williams as the ACC's top wideout, citing his downfield ability and playmaking skills.
Wed, Aug 12, 2015 02:23:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes Clemson junior WR Mike Williams is "poised for a big season" and "should move up draft boards."

As a first-year starter, the 6-foot-5, 205-pound Williams was Clemson's deep-threat in 2014, hauling in 57 receptions for a team-high 1,030 yards, and six touchdowns. Pauline describes Williams as "a smooth possession receiver with game controlling skills."
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 03:41:00 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein ranks Clemson junior WR Mike Williams as his No.4 wideout to watch in College Football.

"Williams has the size and frame that NFL scouts pay close attention to, but what I really like is that Clemson uses him as a big, downfield receiver rather than sticking him with a bunch of dink-and-dunk throws that wouldn't suit his strengths," Zierlein writes. The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Williams recorded 57 receptions for a team-high 1,030 yards, with six touchdowns in 2014. Zierlein notes that Clemson's deep-threat wideout had "20 catches of 20-plus yards last year" with "83 percent of his catches" going for first downs over the last two years.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 03:16:00 PM

Clemson junior WR Mike Williams "gives QB Deshaun Watson a big, physical target with great hands and ball skills on the outside," notes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

"Williams caught 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns last year, averaging 18.07 yards per catch, and he should have no problem repeating that success if Watson overcomes his injury problems," Brown wrote. Your older brother's Tigers had Sammy Watkins and Martavis Bryant and now Williams and Artavis Scott are tormenting opponents. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Williams drew comparisons to DeAndre Hopkins when he first stepped onto campus.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 11:36:00 PM