Alabama Rookie is Set to Return for NFL Season
Detroit, MI -- Former Alabama wideout and newly drafted Detroit Lion Jameson Williams is set to make his return around the halfway mark of the 2022-2023 NFL season. He is currently sitting on the non-football injury list for the team, but is expected to make a full recovery and make his debut in November of this year.
The Tide standout suffered an ACL tear during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game that derailed his season and potential draft stock. However, knowing that the injury would sideline him for a large part of this season, the Lions decided to take Williams with the 12th overall pick in the draft.
Williams was the second player drafted by the Lions in the first round alongside Michigan DE Aiden Hutchinson, and the Lions are expecting both players to come into the rebuilding franchise and make an immediate impact on team success.
Last season the Lions finished fourth in their division with a record of 3-13-1, but the team is hoping to build on last years campaign in head coach Dan Campbell's second year with the team. The team has done its part to draft highly talented players to surrounded former number one overall pick Jared Goff.
Williams will be paired alongside breakout wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, runningback De'Andre Swift and tight end TJ Hockenson to give a major boost to a franchise that has not seen much success in recent years. The other weapons on the team will give Williams a chance to impact the game early by being put in single coverage and given the space to make plays with his speed.