April 27, 2017
The Chargers surprised many in the 1st round of the NFL Draft on Thursday in Philadelphia by selecting Clemson Wide Receiver Mike Williams with the #7 pick.
Williams was a part of Clemson’s national championship team last season. He had 98 receptions for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns. During the Tigers’ win over Alabama in the National Championship Game, Williams caught 8 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown.
“I love the pick,” Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said. “We put in a lot of work, we like him, he was No. 1 on our board.”
Most pundits thought the Bolts would select a defensive player with their first round pick. In fact, General Manager Tom Telesco recently suggested that the overall talent in this year’s draft was better on the defensive side of the ball, rather than the offensive.
Ironically, 7 of the first 10 1st round picks on Thursday night were offensive players.
Williams was not in attendance on Thursday night. He was back in Vance, South Carolina watching on television with his family and friends.
As for the Rams, they do not have a draft pick until the 2nd round, which starts on Friday. The Rams traded their 2017 1st round pick to the Titans in order to acquire Jared Goff last year.