Chad Williams – WR
Yikes. That’s probably the best word to describe Chad Williams‘ tenure up to this point in his career. Because, since entering the league in 2017 as a third-round pick, Williams hasn’t just dropped passes, he’s seemingly gone from speedy small-school prospect to third-round bust.
Williams entered the 2018 season as a starter on the boundary. And through the season, the Grambling State product showed why he will likely not be a starter for the Cardinals anytime soon. In ten games (seven starts), Williams caught just 17 passes for 171 yards a touchdown on a putrid 37% catch rate.
Luckily for Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury, Steve Keim made sure the two won’t have to rely on Williams. They drafted three intriguing receivers and added two veterans in free agency. The additions spell a likely end for Williams unless he has a truly fantastic pre-season.
Currently, Williams is set to battle for a reserve spot against Pharoh Cooper, Damiere Byrd, Trent Sherfield, Kevin White, Malachi Dupre, and A.J. Richardson. Frankly, out of that list, I’d take two (Sherfield, White) over Williams more often than not.
Williams is the epitome of a Cardinal that needs to be bounce-back. But, he also contradicts the idea as a whole, because, he probably won’t have the opportunity to do. Unless, of course, Williams becomes Jerry Rice overnight.
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