Mike Williams Could Start On Opening Day

April 25th, 2010

There’s no question that the Bucs loaded up on the two positions that were in dire need of upgrading with last week’s draft. One could argue that the Bucs went from having an awful defensive front line to a good one with the selection of Gerald McCoy and Brian Price with their first two draft picks.

The Bucs then went for wide receiver with Arrelious Benn and Mike Williams.

It appears, if his attitude is right, Williams could be more of a steal than Sammie Stroughter was last year in the seventh round.

The Bucs think so highly of Williams that, per Bucs general manager Mark Dominik via Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Williams just may start on opening day. That’s what King Twittered.

@Deyaniera You like the Bucs draft as much as the locals? They’re raving

@SI_PeterKing Dominik told me Syr’s Williams could start at WR as rookie.

This means one of two things if not both: Either Williams is that talented or the Bucs wide receiving corps was that dismal. Joe sort of thinks it’s the latter.

14 Responses to “Mike Williams Could Start On Opening Day”

  1. Mr. lucky Says:

    Is this the same Joe (1 or 2) that thought Price was to be used as trade bait?

  2. Bucfanjeff Says:

    A little of both Joe. If Yarber is a good coach, we’ll be singing praises of him and the WR corp.

  3. TJ Tillman Says:

    Saw him in Collage he was a beast he put up monster Numbers for the half of season he played and he played with Greg paulas from Duke that went to syracuse

  4. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    He will be good, WR is one of those positions that can break out immediately in their rookie season. (i.e. Marques Colston, DeSean Jackson, etc, etc.)

  5. thomas Says:

    williams can start – what about benn? Is he talking about making benn, williams, stroughter the 1st 3 wrs – w/ freeman.

    2 rookies and 2 sophs controlling the passing game (when is the last time that led to 10 wins). Never.

    As I have been saying – if this draft is as successful as everyone hopes – i cant waiy until 2012!!

  6. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Here is a video I found on him “quitting”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWnTiF-qekg&feature=related I really don’t care what he did in college, as long as it is all behind him. Looks like he was hanging out with the guys, and someone rear ended them. He seems to be and extremely talented and dangerous receiver, once he gets the ball.

  7. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Here is another video showcasing his talent http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlFFS-KfMho&feature=related
    On YouTube, there is a video of him and a friend dunking a basketball that really shows his athleticism and coordination. This is a very athletically gifted young man.

  8. TheRevTy Says:

    Apple Roof Cleaning,

    That “friend” is Syracuse alum Donte Greene – now in the NBA with the Sacramento Kings. That video literally made my jaw drop.

  9. JimBuc Says:

    Joe: confronted with two choices, William that good or Bucs WR that bad, you chose the latter. Shocking. 🙂 I think the best answer would be both

  10. Tnew Says:

    The negativity towards all things bucs is old. Bucs had a pretty solid draft. Better than you reported after each pick.

  11. Dylan Says:

    Mike williams is a complete steal. I hope he brings a new attitude to tampa, this is a guy who scored 20 touchdowns in a 29 game span. If it wasent for his attitude and grades ect. he would easy be a 1st round guy or top of the 2nd.

  12. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Could ??

    If Mike Williams doesn’t start , this team is in even bigger trouble. If these rookies aren’t immediate contributors we are toast.

  13. tampa2 Says:

    When you have a team that Clayton is your highest paid veteran, anyone could be the starter! Our receiving corps is that dismal!

  14. Eric Says:

    The receiving corp was dismal.

    Williams may improve it greatly, or slightly, or not at all.