Jameson Williams, Alabama’s wide receiver, intends to join the 2022 NFL Draft.
The announcement was made via his Instagram account. This news came a few days after he had reportedly suffered an ACL tear during the Tide’s loss at Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Williams, a junior, suffered injuries when he fell on an uneven step while receiving a 40-yard ball down the middle field. He was unable to walk and fell clutching his knee. He was wearing his sweatpants and jersey as he walked to the locker room to observe the second half. Alabama’s head coach Nick Saban said that Williams had wanted to be able to play in the second period, but the team’s medical staff refused to allow him to. He called it smart and cited Williams’ future as a football player. That future becomes a bit more murkier due to Williams’ injury.
The deadline for underclassmen to file draft declaration papers with NFL is Monday. On Thursday, another Alabama prospect, OT Evan Neal announced his intention to join the 2022 draft.
Williams was a top talent at his position in college football. He rushed for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns, on 79 receptions for Crimson Tide (19.9 yards per catch). Williams was also a skilled return specialist, with two touchdowns and 10 returns for an average of 35.2-yards. Williams’s speed is exceptional, with him being clocked at as high as 23 mph during practice. Alabama’s GPS tracking.
In 2020, the Ohio State transfer caught nine passes while he was a sophomore at Ohio State. Williams had a transformative impact on the UA offense, becoming a vertical threat in deep passing games and replacing DeVonta Smith, a first-round draft pick, a year later.
While free agency can have a huge impact on draft needs but the Jaguars Lions Jets Washington Football Team and Jets are the ones most in need of wide receiver help.