Chad Williams – WR
Where exactly does Chad Williams fit on the 2019 roster? After Steve Keim drafted three pro-ready receivers, it’s hard to see where Williams would go, even if he didn’t have a disappointing second year donning red and white.
In 2018, Williams proved that he wasn’t worth the third-round pick that Steve Keim invested into him in 2017 — despite possessing a solid 6-foot-1, 204-pound frame and running in the low 4.40’s during his 40-yard-dash. He simply disappointed over and over again and finished his season with 17 receptions for 171 yards and a touchdown on a putrid 37.0% catch rate.
The Cardinals aren’t expected to enter the season with any more than eight receivers (at max) on the roster, currently, I could see these seven taking priority over Williams due to either age or just being more effective; Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Kevin White, Damiere Byrd, Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler, and KeeSean Johnson.
If Williams wants to earn a spot alongside those seven, he’ll have to compete against intriguing options including; Trent Sherfield, Pharoh Cooper, Jalen Tolliver, Malachi Dupre, and A.J. Richardson. Personally, I don’t view Williams as an unmistakably better option than any of the 12 players mentioned. If the Cardinals view him in the same light, they could part ways and open up about $500 thousand in cap space, per Over The Cap.