NFL Network will show the top 100 current players during the weekend of the draft. Those top players were voted on by their own peers, and of the 100, there are only three rookies on the list. Can you guess who the three are?
Obviously man child Ndamukong Suh is on the list and he deserves to be. Chiefs safety Eric Berry also made it on the list after making it to the pro bowl in his rookie year. The third and final rookie on the top 100 list is none other than Buccaneer wide receiver Mike Williams. Which means he beat out Rams QB Sam Bradford and much touted Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey.
I don’t know how you guys feel, but this kind of gives me a sigh of relief. I love knowing that the current players of the NFL actually voted a rookie on our roster to be one of the top 100 players playing today. It really assures me that last year’s phenomenal rookie season wasn’t just a fluke for Williams, and it means the other players in the league realize what a threat he is to opposing defenses.
Why is it a big deal?
Because there have been too many comparisons of Mike Williams becoming the next waste of a draft pick Mike Clayton. Just stop it. Williams is faster, more gifted, and recognized by his peers. I bet he still wants to prove he deserved to be taken in the first round rather than the fourth round and I can’t wait for him to prove it next season. As for Clayton? He never really had a chip on his shoulder… after all he was a first round pick out of LSU and had an impressive rookie season, but after that he failed epically at everything he did as a receiver except for blocking. But the most critical difference between them is that Williams is actually good enough to play and start for an NFL team. Just ask the players that voted for him!
This excites me.
I wonder how high the guy throwing him the ball is going to be on this list…