Draft Profile: Mike Williams

Taller (6-5), bigger (229 pounds) and stronger than fellow receiver Braylon Edwards, Mike Williams may just be the best wide out in the draft. In fact, draft ?expert? Mel Kiper lists Williams at the very top of his overall draft board, which means the former USC star could wind up being the biggest steal of the day. Williams isn?t as fast as Edwards and he also may not have the same work ethic, but before the NCAA ruled him ineligible for last year?s draft (after attempting to follow Maurice Clarett as an early entry candidate), Williams looked like the best available receiver. A year off the field apparently caused Williams? stock to slip slightly on most people?s boards but the Browns may very well consider the former Trojan at #3 if Edwards is gone. Pairing the 6-5 Williams with the 6-4 Kellen Winslow would give the Browns plenty of mismatch opportunities in the passing game, with both guys being too big and too strong for most defensive backs to handle one-on-one. If they miss out on Edwards, Mike Williams would represent a nice consolation prize for the Browns.

Michael Bradley from the Sporting News says Williams doesn?t want to be compared to Randy Moss, Terrell Owens or Keyshawn Johnson. He just wants to be Mike Williams.

With his size and lack of blazing speed, several teams wonder if Williams is better suited to be a tight end, writes Clare Farnsworth from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Finally, MSNBC.com?s Michael Ventre says there?s no doubting Williams? talent but his attitude could be a problem for the team that drafts him.

Here?s more on Williams:

FOX Sports

MSNBC

Bucs Insider

GatorSports.com

The Daily Campus

Miami Herald

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