Mike Williams playing “big role in the red zone right now”

AP

Wide receiver Mike Williams was listed with the second team when the Chargers released their first depth chart of the year this week, but there are reasons to think he’ll be playing something closer to a starting role.

Three-receiver sets are common, so Williams should be a frequent choice to play alongside Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams come the fall. The Chargers are also missing tight end Hunter Henry, which could mean fewer two tight end formations and more chances for Williams to catch passes from Philip Rivers in or around the end zone.

“I’ve got a big role in the red zone right now,” Williams said, via Dan Graziano of ESPN.com. “Henry was a big red zone threat, and that’s a spot where I can help. So we’re working on a lot of that stuff right now.”

Injuries limited Williams during his rookie season and he only caught 11 passes in 10 games. Williams’ size — 6’4″ and 220 pounds — makes him a good fit for red zone work and his Clemson days featured the kind of ball skills that play well with that size, so he could be in line for a more fruitful second NFL season.

11 responses to “Mike Williams playing “big role in the red zone right now”

  1. Watched him in college at Clemson. He is a tall receiver with good hands. Sort of reminds me of a ‘just threw it and I’ll go get’ it type receiver. I think he was under used in college and may blossom in the NFL. He just needs to remain healthy and the rest will take care of itself.

  2. ^ If he is a “just throw it and I’ll go get it type receiver” the Ravens would have traded up for him.

  3. The Chargers are going to be solid this year, very strong roster. It’s too bad they play 16 road games though, another year and no Super Bowl.

  4. vikings1234 says:
    August 9, 2018 at 1:16 pm
    ^ If he is a “just throw it and I’ll go get it type receiver” the Ravens would have traded up for him.

    lol, yeah the vikings didnt make a living off that with Moss at all. At least Baltimore did it well enough to win a Superbowl though!

  5. “The Chargers” and “strong” should not be in the same sentence. Wake me up when they do something. It’s been a decade since they won a post-season game.

  6. excusemewhileiwhipthisoutagain says:
    August 9, 2018 at 2:26 pm
    “The Chargers” and “strong” should not be in the same sentence. Wake me up when they do something. It’s been a decade since they won a post-season game.

    You skipped your homework assignment again..Why post if you know nothing about what your posting about?

  7. LA will be potent this year barring any significant injuries. If that OLine can hold up then they will be dangerous

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