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Mixed reviews on the new Mike Williams

1257189354716.jpeg.jpgFive years after an eventual bust of a receiver named Mike Williams entered the NFL via the top ten of the draft and nine years after an eventual bust of a tackle named Mike Williams entered the NFL via the top five, there’s another Mike Williams in the draft pool.

And despite a glowing review from some for the catches he made at the Scouting Combine, a league source offered a much more sobering assessment.

“Mike Williams did not help himself,” the source said.  “He was supposed to be a 4.4 guy and was closer to 4.62.  He was horrible in interviews blaming everyone but himself for his problems at Syracuse. . . .  He did catch the ball [at the Scouting Combine] but everything else was poor.”

The source also pointed out that Williams, who quit the Syracuse football team in November, won’t be permitted to work out at the Orange Pro Day.

“He is a great talent but a train wreck as a person,” the source opined, expressing regret for the fact that draft experts who pump up Williams’ chances are only setting the player and his family up for disappointment when reality strikes.

Though it remains to be seen where Williams is drafted, the source believes he’ll go in the late rounds, and possibly not at all.

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28 Responses to “Mixed reviews on the new Mike Williams”
  1. prophet of the light says: Feb 28, 2010 7:34 PM

    If you draft him, he might quit on you.

  2. BillsFan says: Feb 28, 2010 7:36 PM

    Making a post based on a single source’s biased review of a player? C’mon man.

  3. Idle Hands says: Feb 28, 2010 7:37 PM

    Are you sure this wasn’t Bill Belichik saying this to trick other coaches into believing it so the other coaches don’t select him and that would leave him up for grabs? Kinda like when you said Belichik wanted Childress to think he wanted Harvin when he really didn’t and when Childress selected Harvin it made Belichik look like a genius in your eyes? Yeah, you’re full of all sorts of good, quality info Florio!

  4. The Wishbone says: Feb 28, 2010 7:40 PM

    So you’re saying he’ll be the Raiders’ top pick, right?

  5. realitypolice says: Feb 28, 2010 7:43 PM

    Before you took what this “source” told you and ran with it- writing this extremely negative article- I sincerely hope you took into consideration the team that this “source” worked for, and whether they would be hoping a reciever they wanted to draft in a middle round slips to them.
    This is the time of year that team “sources” slip all kinds of negative information about players in an attempt to manipulate other team’s draft boards. I know all teams had access to the player to make their own conclusions, but there is no doubt this type of mud-slinging goes on.
    I would hope you would do your homework before publishing this highly damaging info about this player, but knowing how PFT typically operates, I won’t hold my breath.

  6. JJCheesehead says: Feb 28, 2010 7:44 PM

    im glad my name isnt mike williams.

  7. zonabb says: Feb 28, 2010 7:45 PM

    I don’t know Mike Williams from anyone and I don’t care about the guy but I’m starting to find PFT’s incessant use of unnamed negative sources to limit PFT’s credibility. Journalistically, there is no value to continually allow people to make negative comments and assessments without providing names. For all we know, this comment came from some ballboy. But we’re supposed to just take PFT’s word for it that its a legit, qualified pro personnel person. That’s laughable and downright arrogant on PFTs part. After a while, all the anonymous quotes ring hollow and worthless. Maybe PFT, a good site, could step its game up and start getting people to go on record or stop reporting anonymous singular opinions because ultimately, as much as they may seem interesting, they get as much credibility as a tabloid and people tune out.

  8. edgy1957 says: Feb 28, 2010 7:46 PM

    Does he have an agent or a moron for an agent or more important, is he a moron? Seriously, people have been fawning all over Gilyard for coming clean and owning up to his mistakes and you’d think that he would have seen all this and thought that it might be the better route than blaming everyone else.

  9. Tom says: Feb 28, 2010 7:47 PM

    Al Davis loves these kind of guys. I would say he could very well go in the first as a Raider.

  10. edgy1957 says: Feb 28, 2010 8:05 PM

    It wouldn’t matter if this source worked for a team because I’m sure that they’ve all asked him this info and if answered it differently for them, they’ll blow off the source but if it’s the same, it would only reinforce their opinion of him.

  11. JustDieBaby says: Feb 28, 2010 8:23 PM

    A couple others have said our Clueless drooling bafoon of an owner would draft this guy. Normally he would jump at the chance for a player like that. There is one problem though that has this guy off the Davis draft board. Its the only unforgiveable sin a player can have. The 4.62, 40 time.
    Have no fear. Clueless Al and his stop watch are always on the lookout for the next dhBUST.

  12. kpc21 says: Feb 28, 2010 8:25 PM

    I knew this kid in high school at riverside….to sum it up…”ME ME ME ME ME ME ME”

  13. mrf47 says: Feb 28, 2010 8:33 PM

    If a guy can’t handle the rigors of Syracuse, how is he going to be expected to deal with the NFL, the NFL money and the NFL lifestyle?
    Not a good place to bet millions of dollars.

  14. CJCrazyLegs28 says: Feb 28, 2010 8:41 PM

    Late round pick for the receiver needy Bengals.. bank on it.

  15. ForceEight says: Feb 28, 2010 9:06 PM

    As a Syracuse fan, every word that source said is correct. Believe it.
    Whether or not he can change is a different question, but he’s not worth anyone’s time right now.

  16. nfcbeast says: Feb 28, 2010 9:07 PM

    the best thing for this Mike guy is for him to be on a team’s practice squad for his first year, put him in his place and maybe that’ll change his attitude problems.
    Make him appreciate being in the NFL, not just hand it to him.
    Eh, screw what i said, I hope the Cowboys pick up the rotten apple.

  17. nfcbeast says: Feb 28, 2010 9:08 PM

    the best thing for this Mike guy is for him to be on a team’s practice squad for his first year, put him in his place and maybe that’ll change his attitude problems.
    Make him appreciate being in the NFL, not just hand it to him.
    Eh, screw what i said, I hope the Cowboys pick up the rotten apple.

  18. foxylettuce says: Feb 28, 2010 9:34 PM

    I see that you deliberately spat on two atheletes that spent their better years (personally) here in Buffalo. Good thing that that Mike Williams character isn’t from Buffalo.

  19. FumbleNuts says: Feb 28, 2010 10:00 PM

    “He is a great talent but a train wreck as a person.”
    The Raiders will find a spot for you!

  20. tatum32 says: Feb 28, 2010 10:54 PM

    If he’s a 4.4 guy, sure…Raiders may take him anyway in the 7th …… the guy is an explosive player, but didnt run well…. he quit on his team when he went pro..

  21. tatum32 says: Feb 28, 2010 10:56 PM

    # Tom says: February 28, 2010 7:47 PM
    Al Davis loves these kind of guys. I would say he could very well go in the first as a Raider.
    They have Taylor Price, Jacoby Ford and a number of 40 timed people rated ahead , im sure.
    They’d probably take Jacoby Ford or Kyle Wilson, they’d end up a bust and Mike Williams later, and he completely becomes Anquan Boldin or Antonio Bryant (both good receivers with so-so speed, but supposed “attitudes”.)

  22. Shawn says: Feb 28, 2010 11:35 PM

    Well if this guy gets drafted or signed via free agency they better be a superbowl caliber team to make this dude happy. Maybe the Ravens will take him considering almost everyone who plays for them plays dirty.

  23. charliewade says: Feb 28, 2010 11:35 PM

    All you haters, forget it. Some team will take a flyer on him.

  24. ballergac22 says: Feb 28, 2010 11:44 PM

    Didn’t interview well?? Blaming his teammates etc? Lol.. man whenever I hear that I always think back to Karlos Dansby.. I remember reading up on him when he was at the combine, they said the same thing… he’s worked out pretty well… grant it different people.. but just because supposedly he interviewed “poorly” doesn’t mean he won’t be a good player.

  25. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Mar 1, 2010 1:20 AM

    “Journalistically, there is no value to continually allow people to make negative comments and assessments without providing names.”
    Yeah, worked out terrible for those Woodward and Bernstein clowns.
    Hint: if you name your sources, you have no more sources.

  26. Sasquash says: Mar 1, 2010 2:34 AM

    He was a good player in college, but he did quit on his team. I would take a late rd flyer on the guy no doubt. 7th rd pick is a crapshoot anyhow. If he isn’t drafted someone will sign him as a undrafted free agent.

  27. last starfighter says: Mar 1, 2010 6:37 AM

    He quit on his team and blamed everyone but himself huh. Sounds like the former governor of Alaska if you ask me. If he gets picked up by a red state team they’ll love him.

  28. jj jones says: Mar 1, 2010 9:35 AM

    Mike Williams = Jerry Porter

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