Five years after USC receiver Mike Williams became a top-ten bust, another receiver with the same name has entered the league more than 90 spots later.
Syracuse’s Mike Williams was picked by the Bucs with the third pick in round four, the second wideout selected by Tampa in 2010. (They picked Arrelious Benn on Friday.)
Williams drew criticism from some league insiders based on his performance at the Scouting Combine. “He was supposed to be a 4.4 guy and was closer to 4.62,” one source said. “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.”
Williams, who quit the Syracuse football team, was not allowed to participate in the school’s Pro Day workout.