KC chiefs would welcome Alabama WR Jameson Williams for top-30 visit
With the 2022 NFL Draft just weeks away, the Kansas City Chiefs are making sure to do their due diligence when it comes to this year’s outlook. By Josh Norris of Underdog Fantasythe team welcomes Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams for a visit Friday.
Alabama WR Jameson Williams visits the #Chiefs on Friday
– Josh Norris (@Josh Norris), 6:44 PM, April 14, 2022
This report aligns with Williams’ recent activity, as he posted an Instagram story to his account (@bigsjamo) with his location tagged as Kansas City, MO. The Chiefs still have plenty of top-30 visits on record, and it looks like Williams will be one of them.
During these top 30 visits, teams are not allowed to conduct football activities such as training or drills. They are, however, allowed to speak with prospects and do interviews and things like playbook installations, medical exams and the like. That last item is especially relevant for Williams, who tore her ACL in the College Football Playoff National Championship game in January.
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Williams has been a hot pick for the Chiefs lately, though he’s likely off the board by the time 29 or 30 picks roll around. However, there have been plenty of rumors about the Chiefs’ potential desire to trade, which brings the wide open back into the picture. Williams is currently the No. 15 player on the NFL Draft Database big board consensus, which takes into account and aggregates the rankings of many major sites.
After posting a combined 15 assists in his first two seasons with the Crimson Tide, Williams burst onto the scene as a junior and had one of the best seasons in recent memory. In 15 games, he posted a stat line of 79 receptions for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns. Not only has Williams established himself as a top player in this draft class, but he’s raised the possibility of him doing the same at the next level.
Williams, best known for his speed, can get the better of just about any defense. It’s a game-changing threat that can create separation with its speed and then make plays in the open field. A true home hitter, Williams has drawn loose comparisons to former Chiefs star Tyreek Hill due to his searing top speed and short burst. He’s more than just a speed threat, though.
When he’s not running on the court, Williams is one of the best road runners in the 2022 draft class. His speed works to his advantage, but he’s also capable of winning by having advanced footwork and a solid understanding of leverage and how to attack opposing defensive backs. It’s a bit small for a peripheral receiver frame-wise and the ACL is a notable development, but its draft profile remains extremely solid.
Despite a decent receivership with JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Mecole Hardman at the top, the Chiefs still have work to do. Only Valdes-Scantling is under contract beyond 2022, and even his contract is an easy exit for the team. Adding a long term piece makes a lot of sense, especially for someone who is an elite threat in at least one way. Williams fits that mold and would fit into Andy Reid’s offense, but how much of his top-30 visit with the club remains to be seen.