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Prospect Profile: Clemson WR Mike Williams

Mike Williams 

Wide receiver| Clemson| Redshirt senior

Height:6-foot-4 | Weight: 218 pounds

College Stats

2016: hauled in 98 passes for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns; earned Second-Team All-American honors by Phil Steele, SB Nation and Walter Camp; named to First-Team All-ACC team by media and coaches; had five 100-yard games; started all 15 games; second-most receptions and third-most receiving yards in single season in Clemson history; helped Clemson win national title

Career: totaled 177 receptions for 2,727 yards and 21 touchdowns in 42 career games; third in school history in receiving touchdowns; fourth in school history in receiving yards; fifth in school history in receptions; started three games and played in 13 total as a true freshman in 2013

Combine Results

Bench press: 15 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inch

Vertical jump: 32.5 inches

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Summary:Williams bounced back from a scary injury in 2015 a big way in 2016, helping lead Clemson to a national championship with a plethora of big plays and clutch catches. He has the size to be a top wide receiver and has shown an ability to make contested catches anywhere on the field.

Lance Zierlein of said Williams is a "prototypical height, weight, speed prospect. Fills out the uniform as well as any receiver in college football. Sells vertical push to create an early hip turn from backpedaling cornerbacks. Uses hands to create late separation on vertical throws. Long arms and big hands can go get throws at their highest point, snatching 50/50 balls away from his in-air competitors. Ball tracking is impeccable."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks ranked Williams as the top wide receiver in this year's draft class. Fellow NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock listed Williams as the No. 2 wide receiver prospect before and after the combine. Chris Burke of *Sports Illustrated *has Williams as his No. 3 overall wide receiver and said "Williams still is an early Round 1 prospect, thanks to how he can pummel cornerbacks with his physicality."

Bouncing back: Williams missed almost all of the 2015 season after fracturing his neck on the goal post while making a touchdown catch in Clemson's season opener. He responded with an All-American campaign in 2016.* *

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