Mike Williams selected 7th overall in NFL Draft by LA Chargers

Written by Brett Korpi

With the seventh pick in the NFL Draft the San Diego Charger selected Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams. The South Carolina native is the first player from the 2017 CFP National Champion chosen in this year’s draft and the second from the ACC after Mitchell Trubisky chosen by the Bears who traded up one spot to number two over all.

In 2016, Williams caught 84 passes for 1,171 yards and 10 touchdowns. He was named second team All-American and first-team All-ACC. He sat out the 2015 season due to a neck injury. As a sophomore, he caught 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns.

Analysis: The 6’4” Williams joins a Chargers offense that is led by Philip Rivers who has thrown for over 4,000 yards in each of the last four seasons. The former Tiger gives Rivers another big target at wide receiver joining Tyrell Williams on the outside. Expect to see a lot of Travis Benjamin in the slot now with the addition of Williams. Look for the Chargers once again to air it out.

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