Five 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.