The Bills gave up a sixth-round draft pick to bring in receiver Mike Williams from Tampa Bay, and the early reports are that he may not prove to be worth even that relatively minor investment.
Williams didn’t stand out in Organized Team Activities, according to Mike Rodak of ESPN, and it’s now looking like he may have trouble making the 53-man roster.
The Bills have four talented young receivers who are locks to make the roster: Sammy Watkins, Robert Woods, Marquise Goodwin and Marcus Easley. If the Bills keep five receivers, that means Williams needs to prove he’s definitively better than receivers Chris Hogan and T.J. Graham, and so far Williams hasn’t done that.
Williams showed a lot of promise early in his career with the Buccaneers, and at age 27 he should be right in his prime. But the Buccaneers grew tired of his off-field problems, and if he can’t make the roster in Buffalo, he may find himself unable to catch on anywhere else in the NFL, either. He’d be wise to work hard and make sure he looks better in training camp and the preseason than he has in OTAs.