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D'haquille Williams | Wide Receiver

Team: Auburn Tigers
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 216

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Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn remained noncommittal regarding junior WR Duke Williams' status for the school's bowl game against Wisconsin.
Williams missed three games with a sprained MCL and bruised knee but returned against Alabama. He has dominated form the slot on underneath routes, which is a great complementary piece to Sammie Coates' vertical ability Coates has already announced he will enter the draft, and Williams could follow suit. Dec 20 - 11:44 AM
Source: AL.com

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Auburn junior WR Duke Williams was compared by NFL scouts to Chicago's Alshon Jeffery and Tampa Bay's Mike Evans.

"Big, long, physical," one scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "He can run a little bit." In his first season with Auburn, the 6-foot-2, 216-pound Williams, who missed a few games with an MCL sprain, leads the squad with 43 catches for 730 yards. Williams is rather unpolished and would be best served returning to school, but if he hears late-Round 1 or high-Round 2 buzz, all bets are off.
Dec 9 - 7:32 PM

Auburn junior WR Duke Williams (sprained MCL) "made the two toughest grabs of the night" in Saturday's Iron Bowl matchup against Alabama, according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Williams sprained his MCL earlier this month and missed a few games, leading to a depression of Auburn's offensive effectiveness. "He showed incredible strength and focus to hang onto a pass that he and Alabama's star safety Landon Collins caught simultaneously and shrugged off his knee being twisted to make another incredible diving catch on a drag route in the third quarter," Rang wrote. Duke finished with seven catches for 121 yards.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 30 - 6:40 PM

Auburn beat writer Brandon Marcello cites a source close to junior Duke Williams who says the receiver is "ready" to play.

As we blurbed yesterday, Auburn coaches have yet to declare Williams healthy to the media, but remain hopeful he will play. Williams sprained his MCL earlier this month. He is Auburn's top slot target, and the Tigers face Alabama this weekend.
Source: AL.com
Nov 24 - 11:12 AM

Auburn junior WR Duke Williams (sprained MCL) is expected to return to action for Saturday's Iron Bowl matchup against Alabama.

"We are hoping he will be back this week," head coach Gus Malzahn said. "I am not ready to make that call yet, but we are hopeful." Williams suffered the sprained MCL in his right knee against Texas A&M several weeks ago. Duke leads the team with 36 catches for 609 yards and five touchdowns. The offense has cratered in his absence.
Source: AL.com
Nov 23 - 8:17 PM

According to Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee, junior WR Duke Williams is "coming along nicely" in his recovery from a knee injury.

Williams suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee in the team's loss to Texas A&M several weeks ago. Lashlee wouldn't divulge much information about Williams status, only saying "Duke’s coming along nicely. We’ll just have to kind of keep taking it day-to-day." Williams leads the team with 36 catches for 609 yards and five touchdowns. In his absence, quarterback Nick Marshall threw for just 112 yards versus Georgia.
Nov 18 - 8:25 PM

Auburn junior WR Duke Williams is nopt expected to play against Georgia, head coach Gus Malzahn announced.

Malzahn did not rule Williams out, but said it was highly unlikely. The JUCO transfer has starred in the slot for Auburn this year and is considered week to week with a sprained MCL in his right knee. Sammie Coates will continue to be the downfield threat with Quan Bray seeing other targets.
Source: Fox Sports
Nov 12 - 10:33 AM

The Auburn Undercover reports that head coach Gus Malzahn mentioned that junior WR Duke Williams is listed as "week-to-week" after suffering a sprained MCL in his right knee against Texas A&M.

During Malzahn's Tuesday press conference, he noted that he wasn't ready to rule Williams out for Auburn's matchup versus Georgia on Saturday. However, Malzahn noted that it's "unlikely" that the Auburn wideout plays. On the season, the 6-foot-2,216-pound Williams has recorded 38 catches for 609 yards and five touchdowns.
Nov 11 - 2:30 PM

Auburn junior WR Duke Williams suffered a sprained ligament in his right knee against Texas A&M and will miss the upcoming contest against Georgia, according to beat writer Brandon Marcello.

More specifically, Williams sprained his MCL and bruised his right knee. Marcello cites sources saying Williams could return by Nov. 22 for the contest against Stamford, however, he could sit as a precaution. After Samford, Auburn faces Alabama. Williams has locked down Auburn's slot receiving role since transferring from JUCO.
Source: AL.com
Nov 10 - 10:46 AM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang called Auburn junior WR Duke Williams the Tigers' "most reliable receiver."

Shots fired across the bow of Sammie Coates? Jokes aside, it wasn't funny when Williams was felled low on a catch. Williams stayed down for a while after hyperextending his knee, then took a set of crutches to the locker room. According to AL.com, Williams suffered a strained ligament in the knee and could possibly return by the end of the season. While Coates is the big name in the offense, Williams has become quarterback Nick Marshall's favorite target this season. He's made 38 catches for 609 yards and five touchdowns (all team bests). Rang wrote that Williams "is a well-built receiver who[se] impressive athleticism, body control and hands have caught scouts attention this season." Rang also called him a more consistent route-runner and pass-catcher than his more heralded teammate.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 9 - 2:47 PM

Auburn junior WR Duke Williams was slowly helped off the field against Texas A&M with what looked to be a serious right knee injury.

Williams was hit low after catching a pass, and his knee was at the very least badly hyperextended. Williams has been a significant JUCO addition to the Auburn offense, as he has locked down the slot receiving role. He is part of the reason why Auburn's passing attack has improved so much this season.
Nov 8 - 4:41 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang notes that Auburn junior WR D'haquille Williams has helped his cause with NFL scouts" and "continues to wow with his athleticism, strength and hand-eye coordination."

"Dak Prescott and a deep Mississippi State defense certainly looked the part of the No. 1 team in the country in their dismantling of Auburn, the SEC's reigning champion. Ironically, however, it was a member of the Tigers who may have helped his cause with NFL scouts the most in this contest, as junior wide receiver D'haquille "Duke" Williams continues to wow with his athleticism, strength and hand-eye coordination," Rang wrote. The Auburn prospect hauled in six receptions for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Saturday's loss to Mississippi State. Rang adds that, Williams "composure, competitiveness and body control to make several circus catches as the game went on will not go unnoticed by scouts."
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 14 - 2:57 PM

Auburn junior WR D'haquille Williams hauled in six receptions for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Saturday's loss to Mississippi State.

Williams, who spent the last two years annhilating junior college competition at Mississippi Gulf Coast, is up to 31 catches for 493 yards, and has scored at least one touchdown in four of six games. The 6-foot-2, 216-pounder's presence has made the Tigers' coaching staff more comfortable taking chances through the air in 2014.
Oct 12 - 4:49 PM

Auburn junior WR D'haquille Williams hauled in two receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win against Louisiana Tech.

Williams wasn't really asked to exert himself in the 45-17 blowout. He's up to 23 catches for 357 yards, and has scored a touchdown in three of four games. Williams, who goes 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, has impressed us with his speed and ability to win in contested situations. It'll be fascinating to see the gifted junior against physical SEC defensive backs.
Sep 28 - 7:42 PM

Auburn junior WR D'haquille Williams hauled in eight receptions for 110 yards and a touchdown in a 20-14 win versus Kansas State on Thursday.

The JUCO transfer already has 21 catches for 324 yards and two touchdowns through three games. Williams, who goes 6-foot-2, 216 pounds, has impressed us with two traits key to next level projection: Speed and ability to win in contested situations thanks to outstanding hops. ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote last week that Williams "could be the big juco breakout newcomer of the season," adding that the newcomer "jumped on my radar last season when he simply destroyed junior college competition for a second straight year at Mississippi Gulf Coast." Back in December, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn told reporters he expected to throw more in 2014 thanks to the signing of Williams. He'll continue to do just that.
Sep 18 - 11:19 PM