Update: Jameson Williams is on the Verge of Returning
Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell has his team rolling. Defeating the 7-2 New York Giants and going on a three-game winning streak has made fans believe that good times are coming in Detroit. Just one day after beating the Giants, Jameson Williams is retuning to practice.
Williams was one of two first-round draft picks for the Detroit Lions in the 2022 NFL Draft. The Lions even traded up with their division rival, the Minnesota Vikings because they believed Williams could be a game-changer. The Lions used the 12th pick to select Williams after trading two second-round picks and a third for it.
Even though the Lions gave up lots of draft capital, Williams is worth it. The former four-star out of St. Louis, Mo. originally committed to Ohio State. Williams in two seasons with the Buckeyes did not get much playing time because he was sitting behind first-round draft pick Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave. Because of this, Williams decided to enter the transfer portal and eventually choose to play for Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide.
In one season with the Crimson Tide and Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young, Williams had 79 receptions, 1,579 yards,15 touchdowns, and was second place in voting for the Fred Biletnikoff Award. He was a staple in the Bill O'Brien offense because he was a deep threat that everyone feared. In the SEC Championship against Georgia, Williams torched the number-one defense for 184 yards and two touchdowns.
Unfortunately for Williams, he suffered a torn ACL in the National Championship game. Because of this, Alabama fell to Georgia 33-18. Even though he tore his ACL, NFL scouts knew that once he got healthy Williams would be a game-changer for whoever picked him up.
With Williams slowly healing up from his injury, it's only a matter of time until the Detroit Lions have their speedy deep threat to torch NFL defenses.