Mike Williams has no doubt about the sort of impact he expects to make in the NFL.
The former Clemson receiver is confident he’ll be a major difference-maker. And it won’t only be because of his production. Williams see himself bringing the same sort of intangibles that helped the Tigers win a national championship.
‘I know what it takes to win’
“They’re getting a dominant player, a player who’s going to bring that winning mentality,” Williams told Zig Fracassi and Torry Holt on NFL Rewind. “I know what it takes to win. Coming from Clemson, we’re a hard-fighting program. I do know what it takes to go out there and compete every day with the best.
“We had a lot of great receivers in our wide-receiver room at Clemson, so just competing every day with those guys. We have a competitive mindset. You have to work every day. They’re not going to just give it to you. You just have to come out and compete for everything that you want.”
‘Most of our releases, we had like a hundred percent outside release’
As a former standout NFL receiver, Holt knows how to dissect another receiver’s game. When he watches video of Williams, he sees tremendous athleticism, speed, and game-breaking ability.
What Holt doesn’t like about Williams’ game is the way he struggles against press coverage.
‘I was just working on a lot of ladder drills, a lot of quick movement’
“Just looking at the tape, that’s one of the things I want to improve on,” Holts said. “I wasn’t terrible at it. Most of our releases, we had like a hundred percent outside release. We, as an offense at Clemson, know what we have to do.
“So it was something I knew I needed to work on. I was just working on a lot of ladder drills, a lot of quick movement, explosive drills just to get quicker in and out of releases was probably the main thing.”
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