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Prospect Primer: Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

Torn ACL in final college game hasn’t diminished draft stock much

Alabama WR Jameson Williams
Alabama WR Jameson Williams has consulted more than two dozen mock drafts from reputable national outlets and compiled a list of players most frequently mocked as draft selections in the bottom half of the first round (picks 16-32) who would fit Green Bay's potential roster needs.

Between now and draft day, when the Packers own the No. 22 and 28 overall selections in the first round, those players will be profiled with thumbnail sketches and videos known as "Prospect Primers."

Today's player is …

Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama

Height/Weight: 6-1, 179

Key stats: Had 79 catches for 1,579 yards and 15 TDs in 15 games in 2021, leading the nation with 104.8 receiving yards per game.

College honors: Named first-team All-America by multiple outlets, plus was first-team All-Southeastern Conference as a receiver and the Co-SEC special teams player of the year with two kickoff returns for TDs.

Background/other info: Williams played regularly but produced sparingly at Ohio State over two seasons (15 catches, 266 yards, three TDs in 2019-20 combined) before transferring to Alabama in 2021 and becoming one of the nation's top receivers. His 1,572 receiving yards were the third most by a Crimson Tide player in a single season (behind only DeVonta Smith's 1,856 in 2020 and Amari Cooper's 1,727 in 2014), and he set a single-season school record, as well as led the nation, with four TD receptions of 70-plus yards. Was considered potentially the top receiver in a loaded draft class at the position before tearing his ACL in the national title game vs. Georgia. The injury has pushed him down some draft boards, but other analysts believe he could still go in the top half of the first round even with the timing of his return from injury uncertain. He has told reporters he is aiming to be ready in time for training camp, which would be less than eight months removed from surgery. Perhaps that's too ambitious, but he's certainly sending a message he still expects to make an impact of some kind as a rookie.