View Full Version : Mike Williams has strong workout

04-05-2010, 11:49 PM
Former Syracuse wide receiver Mike Williams had a strong workout today at the Thurman Thomas sports academy in Buffalo for several NFL teams, a showing expected to boost his draft stock.
http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gifAPMike Williams worked out today for several NFL teams in Buffalo.
One NFL scout described Williams' performance as "amazing," per a league source.
The 6-foot-2, 212-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.53 seconds, also turning in a 4.17 short shuttle and a 6.74 three-cone drill.
Per our source, Williams recorded a 36 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 9-10 broad jump and an 11.63 60-yard shuttle.
Baltimore Ravens wide receivers coach Jim Hostler ran the route-running drills.
Among the other teams that attended the workout: the Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns and the San Diego Chargers
We're told that Williams ran 100 routes and displayed sound hands and crisp patterns.
Williams has previously visited the Ravens and conducted a private workout for the Miami Dolphins.
Williams is an imposing wide receiver with athleticism and ability to run after the catch.

04-05-2010, 11:53 PM
If we dont draft Dez Bryant in the first round i want to draft mike williams in the third round if he is still on the board

04-05-2010, 11:54 PM
Is he a reach in round 2? I dont think so...Any thoughts?

Take a player of need who can start right away OLB or FS (3 down player is a MUST) in round 1, Mike Williams round 2, Best FS/NT/ILB in 3, Best FS/NT/ILB in round 4.

04-05-2010, 11:58 PM
There is something about this kid I like. I'd love to get him in the 3rd or 4th.

04-05-2010, 11:59 PM
Is he a reach in round 2? I dont think so...Any thoughts?

Take OLB round 1, Williams round 2, Best FS/NT in 3, Best FS/NT, OLB in round 5.
depends on who is still on the board if the four best WRs in this years draft go in the first round (Bryant, Benn, Thomas, and Tate) then no i dont think it is a huge reach but it is still a little reach i think he will be there in the third when we pick

04-06-2010, 12:12 AM
I would not take him before the 3rd. I just can not get passed all this garbage:

Short Bio: Syracuse fans will remember Mike Williams for two reasons. They will remember how he was supposed to be the greatest receiver ever to lace'm up for Syracuse University and they will remember how he screwed all of that up. That's not hyperbole. After his sophomore season, Williams was on pace to break every major and minor school receiving record there is. He was in the middle of a 9-game TD streak. He shattered the record for receptions by a sophomore and was on pace to obliterate marks set by Art Monk, Marvin Harrison (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2796/Marvin_Harrison) and others.
And then Mike got caught cheating and got kicked out school (http://blog.syracuse.com/orangefootball/2008/06/syracuse_wide_receiver_mike_wi.html), setting in motion a series of poor decisions that would derail the rest of his Syracuse career. After sitting out the 2008 season, Williams returns in '09 with a renewed sense of purpose. And he showed that on the field, garnering 45 catches, 713 yards and 6 touchdowns in the first six games of the season. He was on pace to not to break SU records but possibly Big East records as well. He was also in the discussion for wide receiver awards, All-American mentions and more.
Then Williams got suspended for the Akron game (http://www.nunesmagician.com/2009/10/26/1101617/mike-williams-toys-with-our) over unspecified reasons. He took to Facebook and mentioned that he might be fed up with the college thing. He later shrugged that off as a joke and SU fans assumed the worst was over. Then, two weeks later, the bomb dropped. Williams had abruptly quit the team (http://www.nunesmagician.com/2009/11/2/1111239/the-sum-of-all-fears-mike-williams). The reason? A pre-emptive strike to counter a suspension that was coming his way after being involved in a car accident in the middle of the night on his way back from a casino. Williams seemed to blame the coaching staff and claim he was unwanted. Looking at all of the chances he got from SU and all of the times he burned those bridges, that seems unlikely.

04-06-2010, 12:23 AM
I'd feel uneasy taking him before the 4th.

Pope Shula XIV
04-06-2010, 01:27 AM
I'd feel uneasy taking him before the 4th.

I agree. The kid has too many red flags to draft him any earlier.

Phin-Phan 66
04-06-2010, 02:57 AM
I think it's going to take the 3rd round pick to get him if the others are gone by then.

Aqua and Orange
04-06-2010, 03:29 AM
I'd love if we drafted him in round 3 and on, but in round 1 and 2 there will be some other WRs there that won't wind up in handcuffs in south beach. Not worth a high pick risk-wise.

04-06-2010, 03:38 AM
I wouldn't mind this guy but not until the third at the earliest.

04-06-2010, 03:49 AM
if it werent for being so troubled,he could easily be the second best WR in the draft....and its not even close...

04-06-2010, 04:39 AM
if it werent for being so troubled,he could easily be the second best WR in the draft....and its not even close...

That's what I'm saying...

SR 7
04-06-2010, 05:27 AM
He reminds me a lot of Brandon Marshall.

04-06-2010, 05:55 AM
Some more info from his workout.