Mike Williams has been a popular wide receiver name in the NFL draft more than once over the last decade. The 2017 edition, though, won’t disappoint as the top prospect at the position.
Williams’ performance at Clemson’s Pro Day on Thursday, including his stellar, much-anticipated 40-yard dash — unofficially 4.49, more realistically in the mid-4.5s — confirmed he needs to be the first wideout drafted April 27.
As usual, predicting the rollercoaster of the college football season is dangerous work. Injuries derail players all the time. So do off-field issues. Dalvin Cook was a sure first-rounder across the board, top half by most predictions; he went in the second. Cam Robinson was the first lineman off the boards on several mocks; he lasted until the second round, too.
The urge to take a flyer on a player who seems destined to leave school early is irresistible; for some, it didn’t even seem like much of a gamble, yet Nick Chubb and Baker Mayfield, first-rounders in some drafts, are back in college this season.
Cleveland, however, knows what they are getting here: a football player. Peppers has been saying that all along, even if it’s become more of an unnecessary self-defense through the process.
“I’m a tenacious defender. I’m a guy who’s a competitor. I’m going to out-compete and out-challenge,” he said via Browns.com . “That’s what I am going to continue and want to continue Cheap Authentic NFL Jerseys to do once I get to the league. People can speculate on what they want to speculate on, but at the end, of the day I’m a ball player.