Clemson’s Mike Williams runs well at pro day

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Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams didn’t run at the Scouting Combine, but his pro day workout yesterday proved to be worth waiting for.

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, the first-round receiver prospect ran his 40-yard dashes in 4.50 and 4.49 seconds, as posted by the school on the video board. Individual scouts (the numbers that matter) had him in the higher 4.5s, but the point stands. For a 6-foot-4, 220-pound receiver, running that well should erase any concerns about that part of his game.

Williams didn’t run at the Combine, saying he hadn’t had time to prepare after the Tigers’ march to the national championship.

“People just wanted to see his long speed,” Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said. “He’s run by a lot of fast dudes, so they had times on him. They just hadn’t seen him run. I figured he’d be somewhere in the [4.5s].”

Williams figures to be one of the top receivers off the board, given his size and ability to make plays in traffic.

7 responses to “Clemson’s Mike Williams runs well at pro day

  1. Is it just me or can any body trust to draft a receiver with the last name Williams anymore? to add to that his first name is Mike!!!

  2. If your team missed out on the Alshon Jeffery sweepstakes, you’re hoping they take a good look at this kid. All of Alshon’s high-point skills but with another inch of height and more upside.

    With the sorry state of NFL QB play these days, a lot of teams could benefit from his knack of turning bad throws into completions. In a fairly unimpressive WR class it would not surprise me at all to see him taken within the first 15 picks.

  3. Clemson is a thorn in FSU’s side, so I would hardly want to endorse them, but I think their receiver track record speaks for itself in the league. It’s one of the places they’ve been clearly superior to my team (and just about every other college program) across the board at for some years now.

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