By: Darion Collins
Jameson Williams (Wide Receiver #1)
6’2 189 lbs
20 y/o Juinor Alabama
(Gary Crosby Jr, USA Today Sports)
Williams hails from St. Louis, Missouri, where he made a name for himself, bringing in 104 receptions, 37 touchdowns, three special teams touchdowns, and over 2,500 yards in his last two seasons of high school. He also ran track and won back-to-back state titles in the 300-meter hurdles.
He was named an Under Armour All-American, receiving offers from top schools in the country, including Ohio State University and the University of Alabama.
Williams decided to attend Ohio State out of high school, but after two seasons in Columbus, he transferred to Alabama. The Crimson Tide had lost four first-round receivers to the NFL Draft in just two years, and there was an opportunity for Williams to be next in line.
He took this opportunity and ran with it, literally. His receptions jumped from 9 to 79, yards from 154 to 1572, and TDs jumped from 2 to 15. He was named First-team All-SEC, SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Year as a returner and gunner, and First-team All American.
- Game breaking speed
- Destroys good angles regularly
- Demands cushion
- Demands safety attention
- Route running
- Smooth in and out of breaks
- Quick in and out of breaks
- Toughness; Comfortable working over the middle of the field
- Doesn’t shy away from contact, can make contested catches
- Special teams ace; a threat to score from anywhere, can line up at any receiver position
- Strength; can be disrupted by bigger, stronger guys
THE BOTTOM LINE:
In my opinion, without the ACL injury against Georgia in the National Championship Game, he’d be a lock for the first round of the 2022 NFL draft.
I’m interested to see if he can come back the same or better. If he does, whoever lands him has a dynamic weapon for years to come.
OVERALL GRADE: 6.0 (Day 1 Solid Starter)