Jameson Williams declares for NFL draft

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Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams reportedly tore his ACL in the national championship game earlier this week and his absence hurt the Crimson Tide in their loss to Georgia.

Now we’ll see how much the injury affects Williams’ draft stock. Williams announced that he’s giving up his remaining eligibility and entering the draft on Thursday.

Consensus opinion had Williams as one of the best receivers in this year’s class and set to go in the first round. The injury may not take him out of consideration for a spot on the first night of the draft, but it could result in a lower spot in the order than he would have reached if healthy.

Williams had 79 catches for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns for Alabama this season.

7 responses to “Jameson Williams declares for NFL draft

  1. Treylon Burks just made a lot more money.

    Williams should still be the 4th WR selected, likely in the 33-45 range.

    Detroit makes a lot of sense at the top of the second round. They can afford to wait on him to recover and they already have an extra late first.

    All the teams at the top of round 2 make sense. Those teams picking at the end of round 1 can’t afford to not have an immediate impact player (except Detroit).

    Its a weak crop of WR’s after the Ohio State kids and Burks, so Williams could still go pretty high.

  2. He’s probably still a first rounder just not as high. Terrific playmaker and guys usually recover fine from those injuries. Just might not be ready for September.

  3. Part of the value of 1st round players is the contract… losing a year of that contract value is a fairly big blow to his draft value.

  4. I doubt he’s still a 1st rounder with teams knowing: A. he won’t be on the field until December ’22 at the earliest; B. WR’s with a reconstructed knee are only 85% of the player they were before the injury. Some team not needing WR help immediately will grab him in the 2nd round, but the injury cost Williams many $millions. 🙁

  5. Probably best for him. He will slip a bit but end up with a better team and can get paid to rehab with an NFL team as opposed to at a college program.

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