Originally posted by pelos21:Originally posted by montana2rice:Originally posted by Giggidy:
I remember Mel Kiper Jr. touting Williams on draft day as the best player in that year's draft. I guess hindsight is always 20/20...
you obviously didnt watch him in college. my close friend knows him well. they're actually good friends to be exact. mike has always had talent and would've been a stud in the nfl if it weren't for 2 things. 1) he lost his appeal and couldn't play during the 2004 season. he declared early (was given stupid and wrong insight to declare early) and the judge ruled against him which made him ineligible for the 2004 nfl draft and couldn't even practice with usc. 2) his ego created his poor work ethic. he was a GOd on campus and everyone loved him. he's always had the skills but his attitude didn't help in the nfl. he was simply lazy.
if he could get back to form (highly doubt it), he could be a productive receiver. i doubt it b/c it's been 6 years but who knows. i root for him all of the time b/c he's an ex trojan and he's a good guy.
Not sure where you were going with the emphasized above, as I'm merely stating fact - there's no opinion or subjectivity in my statement. I'm also glad you're close friends of a close friend of Williams - that must make you feel very proud.
Being a life long SC fan, I definitely watched him in college - he was one of the best WRs in college at that time, and is probably still a gifted, overall-good athlete. Even if your explanation is 100% legit, the fact is Williams has not produced at the NFL level. So regardless of how you, me, your close friend, or anybody else feels about Williams, the bottom line is Williams' has yet to find success at the NFL level considering his draft position.
[ Edited by Giggidy on Apr 14, 2010 at 7:25 AM ]