Jameson Williams is Expected to Return in December
The Detroit Lions have been patient with Jameson Williams’ rehabilitation, but it seems their 2022 first-round pick is getting closer to making his NFL debut. Williams won’t be ready for at least one more month, according to head coach Dan Campbell, who spoke on Detroit’s 97.1 The Ticket on Tuesday morning.
"I think we’re looking at December,” said Campbell. “If I’m trying to forecast here a little bit, I’m hoping sometime in December we get him,"
The former All-American is still recuperating from a torn ACL he sustained on Jan. 12 against Georgia in the national championship game. Teams were aware that Williams would miss a large portion of his rookie season, but that didn’t stop the Lions from trading up 20 spots to take the speedy wideout with the No. 12 overall pick in April.
Williams was spectacular in his lone season with the Crimson Tide. He reeled in 79 passes for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns, including an Alabama single-season record four touchdowns of 75+ yards in a season. The St. Louis, Mo. native was also the first player in program history to return two kickoffs for a score in the same game.
Campbell has been encouraged with the progress the 21-year-old has been making recently.
“He’s put together a pretty good month, a real good month,” Campbell said in late October. “And so, we feel like we’re going to have him before this season’s out. It’s hard to say when that’s going to be. I mean I would say at least probably another month, but I do feel like we’re going to get him before this is said and done.”