Arizona Cardinals: Third round pick Williams signs
The Arizona Cardinals have signed their third round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft
When receiver Chad Williams was taken in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft back on April 28th his selection wasn’t one that came with complete ceremony. Some thought the Cardinals overshot the field on this one.
Having seen him play against the Arizona Wildcats last September as a member of the Grambling State Tigers, catching 13 passes for 152-yards, it was clear Williams could play against higher competition.
The Cardinals also saw something in him. They passed over a number of receivers most experts had ranked ahead of Williams.
There is no guarantee the Cardinals made the right selection here, however his 90 receptions for 1,337-yards and 11 touchdowns last season should not be ignored. Those are numbers that will garner attention at any level.
Not only did Williams put up good numbers at Grambling, he also is well-spoken. He has proven himself to be very personable, a good interview.
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Williams could very well come in and surprise people this season. With Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, and J.J. Nelson on the roster, Williams still has a nice shot at being the number four receiver going into the 2017 season.
On Thursday the Cardinals took the next step in making Williams as part of what could be a continued rich future at the receiver position. With Fitzgerald likely leaving after the 2017 season, Williams could be the next generation.
For now, people will be skeptical until he plays on Sunday’s however until then we should all have the faith the Cardinals know what they are doing. It should be a fun ride watching Williams grow up in front of our eyes.
There’s work to be done now to prove the experts wrong. Prove that the Cardinals didn’t reach in the third round.