With seventh pick, Chargers select Mike Williams

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The Chargers have made their first draft pick since moving to Los Angeles.

The Chargers selected wide receiver Mike Williams with the seventh pick of the draft. That wasn’t a frequently discussed target for the Chargers leading up to the draft, which gives him something in common with last year’s top pick Joey Bosa.

Williams played with Deshaun Watson at Clemson and had a monster 2016 season with 84 catches for 1,171 yards and 10 touchdowns. His mix of height, weight and speed is everything the team could want in an outside receiver for Philip Rivers and Williams joins Keenan Allen, Antonio Gates, Hunter Henry, Melvin Gordon, Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams in a good mix of skill position players for new coach Anthony Lynn’s offense.

Williams is the second receiver off the board on Thursday night, following the Titans’ fifth-overall selection Corey White.

8 responses to “With seventh pick, Chargers select Mike Williams

  1. Wasted pick. Not that I don’t like Mike Williams, the dude is a stud. They just have so many other pressing needs I don’t know why they wouldn’t go with a defensive player when there isn’t that much depth past the first two rounds.

  2. I’m sure Williams is a good player with no arrest record. The latter keeps growing in importance. But when the Broncos got the best tackle in the draft with Garett Boules and the second best Ramczyk from Wisconsin by the Saints, I knew Carson City was making another mistake. Despite Russel Okung, who is a question mark, the offensive line is still weak. Slauson is the exception. This means Rivers is again at risk with questionable protection and Gordon with no one to open holes. They better get going in round 2 to fill these gaps or Philip could be walking the sidelines on crutches. The “Mob” doesn’t know what they’re doing as usual. Even Malik Hooker would have been a wiser choice.

  3. guyjuneguyjune says:
    Apr 28, 2017 11:51 AM
    I’m sure Williams is a good player with no arrest record. The latter keeps growing in importance. But when the Broncos got the best tackle in the draft with Garett Boules and the second best Ramczyk from Wisconsin by the Saints, I knew Carson City was making another mistake. Despite Russel Okung, who is a question mark, the offensive line is still weak. Slauson is the exception. This means Rivers is again at risk with questionable protection and Gordon with no one to open holes. They better get going in round 2 to fill these gaps or Philip could be walking the sidelines on crutches. The “Mob” doesn’t know what they’re doing as usual. Even Malik Hooker would have been a wiser choice.

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    The hee haws drafted an unproven ol and will probably regret it just like most of their picks
    Mr ed has proven two things
    1. He is a cheating POS
    2. He can’t draft his way out of a paper bag
    Enjoy the basement

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