USC's Mike Williams is an intimidating receiver because of his excellent size, huge wingspan, tremendous strength and good speed. He has tremendous ball skills, adjusts well to the ball while it's in the air, and makes tough catches in traffic... has great hands. He runs good routes, has tremendous acceleration off the line, and does a good job of gaining separation from his opponents.
He is elusive for his size and tough for defensive backs to bring down one-on-one. And his great size, long arms, and strength make it nearly impossible to jam him at the line of scrimmage.
In two seasons at USC, Williams recorded 176 catches for 2,570 yards and 30 touchdowns.
He has the potential to be a dominating blocker, but he is inconsistent and doesn't always give it his full effort. He also is a bit inexperienced having played just two seasons in college.
After completing just his sophomore season at USC, Mike Williams was apparently going to be allowed to jump into the 2004 NFL Draft because of the original ruling in the Maurice Clarett case. But when Clarett's case was overturned, Williams was left with nowhere to turn. After sitting out a year, he may slip down draft charts somewhat, but he is still likely to be a top-15 pick in the 2005 NFL Draft.