Chad Williams...

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  1. BigRedRage

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    Maybe they see potential and hes just not ready.
     
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    Is not the first time they see potential when there is not
    Certainly u dont draft a player like Williams in round 3
    Nobody was going to touch him till round 5/6
     
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    Funny thing is that you could be talking about both Williams & this would be true.
     
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    Or...He has to provide an additional weapon those four guys lack - like length, physicality, decent speed and jump ball skills.

    C Williams is said to have that potential. So does Agodufi ((sp?) Question is: When will they be ready?
     
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    WR has historically been one of the more difficult positions to translate from college to pro.
     
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    juza, you're entitled to your opinion, but how the heck do you know that nobody was going to select Chad until Round 5-6? Time will tell.
     
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    It's been reported that other teams were interested. So it's just his opinion that nobody would have taken him before then. Nobody knows now or ever will.
     
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    Wisconsin, thank you.
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Wrong. There were multiple reports predicting he'd go in 3rd. Just bc the media and online gurus didn't know him doesn't mean the pros who scour the nation's talent didn't.
     
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    And thanks to his third rounder status he is actually in the 53 instead of being practice squad guy or free agent
    I read different sites and i havent seen a third round grade on him
    The pick was a long reach
     
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    I know I sound like a broken record but that pick could have been Cordrea Tankersley or as someone else pointed out Kizer.
     
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    I looked and looked and I could find nothing that indicated that Williams was worthy of being drafted in the third round. Every place I looked he was a third day player. He was ranked in the mid twenties among receivers. I would like to hear the explanation from Keim as to how they ranked Williams so high.
     
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    Keim likes small school offensive sleepers in the 3rd round...it is a pattern:

    John Brown, Pittsburg St. (KS)
    David Johnson, Northern Iowa
    Chad Williams, Grambling

    Gotta give him credit on the 1st two. I think Chad Williams will come around. It was going to be hard for him to beat out the established veterans Fitz, Jaron, Smokey, J.J. in year one as early as game 1. Plus, I think BA had big plans for Aaron Dobson, but Dobson's training camp injury put a damper on those plans. BA has actually praised Chad Williams for his play in practice recently. It's a classic BA tear em down and build em back up coaching tactic.
     
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    cardpa---

    I think there is no question that Chad Williams was heavily on SK's radar when Williams torched Arizona last fall. I imagine Keim was thinking 5th or 6th round back then. But, Williams started to draw some pretty heavy attention when he played so well in the E/W game which then got him an invite to the Senior Bowl, where Williams was very good in practice.

    I know that the WR Keim wanted most in the 3rd round was Carlos Henderson, who would have been available at #77 (had the Cardinals not given that pick up when they traded up for Budda Baker. Henderson was taken at #82 by the Broncos. Thus, because Henderson had been taken and knowing that Chad Williams' stock was rising in Mobile, I think at #98, Keim felt that was as good a time as any.

    What surprised me is that I thought (and still think) that WR Josh Reynolds (6-3, 192) was a perfect choice for the Cardinals in that Reynolds is very Michael Floyd-esque, same length, maybe even better speed and definitely better hands. Reynolds performed well in the Senior Bowl game, catching a nice TD, whereas Chad Williams had a quiet day production-wise. The Rams took Reynolds in the 4th round, pick #118, three picks after the Cardinals took G Dorian Johnson at #115.

    Hopefully, Chad Williams has a better career than Josh Reynolds.
     
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