As the Redskins look to retool the passing game following the departure of two veteran wide receivers, one recent mock draft has Washington selecting Clemson wideout Mike Williams.
After losing both Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson in free agency, could the Washington Redskins once again be looking to draft a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft?
Will Brinson of CBSSports.com thinks the it could be a likely situation, as he has the Redskins selecting Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams with No. 17-overall pick in a recent mock draft.
Brinson can see the Redskins, "taking another wide receiver," just like they did with Josh Doctson last year.
NFL.com's Lance Zierlein compares Williams to former New York Giants Pro Bowler Plaxico Burress and has the "prototypical height, weight [and] speed" to be a big-time playmaker in the professional ranks.
After a 20-reception freshman year, Williams made great strides his sophomore year in Clemson, finishing with 57 receptions, 1,030 yards and six touchdowns. Williams was hoping to continue his dominance his junior year, but was sidelined with a neck fracture that occurred on a touchdown catch in the team's first game of 2015.
Williams worked his way back to get healthy and was cleared for contact before the 2016 season. With a full bill of health once again, Williams had a dominant comeback year as he caught 98 passes for 1,361 yards and 11 scores.
The first-team All-ACC selection was a big part of Clemson's comeback against Alabama in the National Championship where he garnered 8 receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown.
The big-framed wide receiver had quite a few dominanting performances his final year as a Tiger, including a 146-yard game against North Carolina State and, against Pitt, he had 15 receptions for 146 yards. The South Carolina native had nine 100-plu-yard receiving games in his sophomore and redshirt junior seasons.
The wide receiver's draft profile states that "Williams looks the part of a WR1 and has shown an ability to work all three levels of the field after coming back from his 2015 neck injury," Zierlein writes. "Williams is tough enough to be a high-volume target while working the middle of the field and his size and ball skills make him a formidable foe in the end zone."