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Mike Williams trying to make a comeback
Posted Jul. 06 at 04:05 PM
Maybe there’s still a flicker of life left in Mike Williams’ sagging career.
The former No. 10 pick of the draft, who’s done nothing in his three seasons in the pros – the Lions and Raiders have gotten rid of him – says he’s lost 30 pounds and is down to 242. And he supposedly looked pretty good in Tennessee’s workouts in May and June.
The Titans certainly have a huge need at wide receiver (where their top guys are Justin Gage, Justin McCareins and Roydell Williams). After getting hurt in the postseason last year, Roydell Williams isn’t even certain to be ready for training camp.
So there’s certainly an avenue for Mike Williams to make a run at being one of the team’s main pass catchers. “He is competing for a job and he has been making a lot of plays,” said Jeff Fisher in an article in Sunday’s edition of The Tennesseean.
This article, written by Jim Wyatt, says the former first-round pick has an entirely new attitude now – he’s working harder and has more of a swagger. “It just so happens that I am finally doing what other teams picked me to do,” Williams says.
It’s too early, at least in my opinion, to even put Williams on a fantasy draft board. I believe he’s still less than a 50-50 proposition to be one of his team’s top 3 receivers, and I think the Titans are going to rank in the bottom 10 in passing yards and passing TDs anyway. Vince Young isn’t a top passer yet.
Still, with positive reports flowing in on Mike Williams, it makes sense to at least keep an eye on him when camp starts – see if he can move up the depth chart, and see what he looks like in the preseason games. I have low expectations, but stranger things have happened.
To read Wyatt’s article, click here.
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