With the 12th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions draft Jameson Williams, wide receiver out of Alabama. The speedy receiver garnered plenty of looks just for his blazing fast speed and ability to create monster plays. His injury history will be an area of concern but he should have no trouble beating corners off the first step and settling into a Tyreek Hill-type role with the Lions. Let’s take a closer look at Williams.
Jameson Williams Highlights
Lions Draft Jameson Williams | 2022 NFL Draft Profile
Position: Wide Receiver
Weight: 189 lbs
College: Alabama Crimson Tide
Jameson Williams Draft Profile
Jameson Williams’ speed alone will have teams interested in him. In high school, he was a record-breaking hurdler. With his speed, he is able to almost instantly beat corners after his first step. It seems that Williams’ fly routes are not a question of if he is going to beat his defender, but rather when. Williams also possesses long arms and legs to adjust to and be able to reach for catches. He also provides some success on special teams, as he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in 2021.
Though Jameson Williams has world-class speed, he does not possess the same physical build as some of the other receivers in this draft. Williams is also coming into the 2022 NFL Draft with injury concerns, as he tore his ACL in the National Championship. He also only caught 15 passes in two years at Ohio State before transferring to Alabama.
Jameson Williams Stats 2021 | Alabama
What to Expect From Jameson Williams in 2022
Despite his injury history, Jameson Williams will be a star in the NFL. His blazing speed and ability to create explosive plays will make him an instant starter with the Lions and will play alongside Amon-Ra St. Brown. Williams will likely become a near-carbon copy of Tyreek Hill and he will find the end zone on monster plays quite a bit during his career.