The 2017 NFL Draft will answer several questions as to what the future of the KC Chiefs will be. One such question is what the team will decide to do at the wide receiver position. Could they draft Mike Williams out of Clemson?
Wide receiver has always been a highly scrutinized position here in Kansas City, and why shouldn’t it be? They’re the guys who need to be making plays down the field and getting into the end zone.
The Kansas City Chiefs haven’t really seen a wide receiver like that in a long time, but perhaps that will change in the 2017 NFL Draft. If Mike Williams out of Clemson is still on the board at pick 27, he’s an absolute must draft.
The chances of Williams dropping that far are unlikely though because the guy can make those insane Julio Jones-like catches down the field. We all saw Williams show off his abilities during the National Championship game against Alabama this past year and he looked like a potential number one overall pick in all honesty.
Williams was a four-year receiver at Clemson and ended his prestigious career there with 177 receptions for 2,727 yards and 21 touchdowns. Williams’ best season came this past year where he had 98 grabs for 1,361 yards and made it into the end zone 11 times.
The only guys that Williams trails at Clemson as far as receiving yards in a season, according to CBS Sports, are DeAndre Hopkins and Sammy Watkins, so that’s some pretty elite company there and shows just how good this kid can be.
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"Williams plays a very physical game on the perimeter, yet displays ballerina-like body control in making acrobatic snags along the boundary. As a master of the push-off and the alley-oop catch, Williams is a dangerous red-zone weapon who’s capable of transforming into a scoring machine as the focal point of a passing game."
With all of that in mind, there’s no way in hell that Mike Williams will be falling to where the Kansas City Chiefs are picking. They will likely draft a receiver, but probably later on since they still have Jeremy Maclin and Chris Conley.
I’m holding out hope that Maclin bounces back from a horrible 2016 season and that Conley can limit the drops. That’s been his Achilles heel since joining the Chiefs in 2015.
Let’s say Williams was on the board at pick 27. If the Chiefs drafted him, they’d be getting a guy who averaged 13.9 yards per reception. That would be a welcomed sight for any Chiefs fan heading into another season where just contending isn’t good enough.
With the offense needing some help in 2017, Mike Williams would be a great fit for the KC Chiefs. Is there any chance of him sliding that far down in the first round though after the insane catches he made this season? Doubtful.