Los Angeles Chargers: Reaction to selection of WR Mike Williams
By Travis Wakeman
With the No. 7 overall pick of the NFL draft, the Los Angeles Chargers chose Mike Williams, a wide receiver out of Clemson.
Many early mock drafts had this move happening, but most of the more recent mocks had the Chargers using the pick for a defender. Safety Jamal Adams went right before the Chargers went on the clock to the New York Jets, but the team still passed on fellow safety prospect Malik Hooker.
Instead, general manager Tom Telesco chose to give Philip Rivers another weapon in the passing game to team with Keenan Allen, Tyrell Williams, Travis Benjamin, Antonio Gates and Hunter Henry.
Let’s take a look at some reactions to this pick from Twitter.
I don't like this pick for the #Chargers. Works for Philip Rivers but Mike Williams could get lost in this WR corps. Should have gone DEF
— Jamey Eisenberg (@JameyEisenberg) April 28, 2017
Mike Williams, Allen..Gates=points
— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) April 28, 2017
Forgot to say this — I'm glad the Chargers went Mike Williams. I think he's good, but I don't see a ton of upside. Doesn't strain Oakland.
— Nick Hjeltness (@NickHjeltness) April 28, 2017
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Mike Williams really is a great fit for the Chargers. They need a big WR for Phillip Rivers
— Ryan Risky (@rriskyyy) April 28, 2017
Damn Chargers are gunna be stacked with wide outs. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams is just … no words.
— MichaelAngelo (@mikee_oh) April 28, 2017
@leftcoastbias1 Mike Williams from Clemson. Not impressed but seeing what Chicago & KC did. I'm ok with that
— Yo soy fiesta (@mikeufc) April 28, 2017
As you can see, there are mixed feelings out there but if you get on Twitter, you’ll see it’s mostly positive. It’s hard not to like this pick for the Chargers.
Williams is a big target who can go up and get the ball at its highest point. Rivers has always enjoyed playing with those kinds of guys, and Williams should be able to jump right into the lineup and start making some noise.
Passing on Hooker shows that Telesco is fine moving forward with Dwight Lowery at safety. The move to grab Williams gives the Chargers the potential to have one of the league’s top passing attacks in the league to go along with a strong rushing attack led by Melvin Gordon.
What did you guys think of the pick? Sound off in the comments section below.