40 Time Range: 4.53-4.55/Combine Numbers for the Rest.
Data Scout Notes: 2017: 01-11-17 - Announced Early Entry into 2017 Draft...2016: 11-08-16 - Announced Early Entry into 2017 Draft/Senior Day...1stC...PMaxwell/PBiletnikoff...2015: NA/INJ...(+) Coming off 09-05-15/Week 1 Neck INJ/DS #4 Jr WR...PBiletnikoff/P1stM...2014: 2ndM...2013: NAC/NAM
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06/06/17 - WR Mike Williams will miss the rest of the team's offseason program due to a mild herniated disk in his lower back, the team announced Tuesday. The first-round pick will miss the team's mandatory minicamp next week and may not be ready for the start of training camp in late July.
03/17/17 - WR Mike Williams (Jr.) elected not to run at the Combine, taking the extra time to train for the drill. He ran his 40-yard dashes on Thursday in the 4.55-4.58 range, depending on the stopwatch.
03/17/17 - Clemson Pro Day: Possibly the most anticipated 40-yard dash on the pro day schedule, Williams elected not to run at the Combine, taking the extra time to train for the drill. He ran his 40-yard dashes on Thursday in the 4.55-4.58 range, depending on the stopwatch. Those numbers don't sound great, but they aren't bad considering what was expected. Williams' tape doesn't show a 4.4 athlete and his routes lack polish, which was evident during the workout. But he wins with his power, frame and catch radius. Overall, Williams, who opted not to participate in any cone or shuttle drills, solidified his status as a mid-first round pick and player expected to come off the board in the 10-20 range. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
03/07/17 - NFL Combine Cliffhangers: Could Williams fall out of the top 20? Yes. Mike Williams, of course, did not run at the combine, citing Clemson's long season but he did participate in positional drills and his lack of juice was alarming. For much of the process, many thought that Williams was the star who helped Watson look good. Following their respective combine performances, it is worth wondering whether the opposite is, in fact, true. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
03/04/17 - 2017 NFL Combine, Day 3 Takeaways: 1. Arguably the draft’s top wideout decides not to run...Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams had an outstanding 2016 campaign, leading the ACC with 98 receptions for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has the look of being a star NFL wideout with his combination of size, power and coordination to make athletic plays on the ball look routine. He is physical to the ball to outrebound defensive backs and is Mr. Reliable on back-shoulder throws with his length, focus and body control, snatching the ball with ease. Those are the positives. The glaring concern with his game? Speed, which puts a lot of pressure on his 40-yard dash. However, Williams won’t be running in Indianapolis, opting to instead wait for his pro day. When asked why, he responded that it was a “long season” and he didn’t have enough time to prepare.
Williams added that “you only run the 40 once, ever, in your life,” alluding to his desire to make sure that one time is his best. Scouts are hoping to see him come in under 4.55 and at least avoid the 4.6s, but Williams doesn’t worry about the results hurting his NFL chances. “Jerry Rice didn’t run a fast time,” Williams said. “Antonio Brown didn’t run a fast time; he’s the highest-paid receiver in the league right now. It’s all about just playing football if you look at it at the end of the day.” NFL teams don’t expect Williams to run a 4.4; they understand his game is built around other areas and not necessarily speed. However, teams would like to see him compete on the track at Lucas Oil Stadium. If he runs a poor time, Williams has the pro day to make up for it -- but now, it all comes down to March 16 at Clemson. - Dane Brugler & Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com