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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

Mike Williams - WR

 Mike Williams Grade: 4.23
 Position: WR
 Class: 3So
 School: Southern Cal
 Conference: Pac-10
 Ht., Wt.: 6-4.5, 230
 40 Time: 4.61
  Selected by: Detroit Lions
  Round 1, pick 10 (10 overall)

BIO: Two-year starter at USC who posted 81/1,265/14 as a freshman and 95/1,314/16 during his sophomore campaign in '03. Declared for the NFL draft 12 months ago, but a Supreme Court ruling prevented him from going pro.

POSITIVES: King-sized receiver who is a dominant force catching the ball. Easily beats jams throwing opponents to the ground, offers the quarterback a big target and out-muscles opponents for the reception. Extends and pulls the ball out of the air with strong hands. Comes away with the reception even when double-teamed. Adjusts to the errant throw, looks the pass in and makes the acrobatic reception. Uses his frame to shield away opponents and displays great power in all aspects of his game. Turned in good pass-catching and running performances prior to the draft.

NEGATIVES: Slow releasing off the line and not explosive or quick. Does not attack blocking assignments or get the results he should. Marginal route runner.

ANALYSIS: Tremendously productive his only two years on the field, Williams is a physical specimen who could be used at a variety of pass-catching positions. A prototypical possession receiver, Williams projects nicely as a top third-down target or red-zone threat. The combination of size, growth potential, and the lack of pure speed could ultimately have him moving to a tight end spot.

PROJECTION: Early First Round

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