Mike Williams Cracks Top 100 In NFL

April 25th, 2011

As much as Joe is fired up about this week’s NFL Draft, Joe is absolutely pumped up for the NFL Network special that starts Saturday night and will extend for weeks. The focus of the series is the top 100 players currently in the league as voted by NFL players.

What? You don’t have the man channel, aka NFL Network? Shame on you. (Life tip: weather reports and radar are available online 24/7.)

Now Joe has learned with help from a reader and confirmation by an NFL source, that Mike Williams cracked the top 100 and will be featured on the show. Joe was told Williams checks in at No. 83.

Joe thinks it’s fabulous that a rookie like Williams, at a position with loads of talent and names, made the cut. That bodes very well for several Bucs making the top 100.

Joe suspects Aqib Talib, Josh Freeman and Donald Penn are locks. And Joe has a little hope for Kellen Winslow, Ronde Barber and LeGarrette Blount, though Joe realizes Peter King, via the link above, reported only two rookies made the cut, including Ndamukong Suh.

22 Responses to “Mike Williams Cracks Top 100 In NFL”

  1. Hunter Says:

    The fans also get a vote…..The 6 Bucs candidates are Talib, Williams, Freeman, Penn, Winslow, and Blount.

  2. Kyle (USMC-Buc) Says:

    Blount can’t be on the list because Per your original article only 2, 2010 rookies made the top 100 with one being SUH, and now we know the other is Mike Williams.

    Freeman will make it for sure, I assume to the top 25 perhaps?

  3. Hunter Says:

    My bad, fans might not get a vote….

  4. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Kyle (USMC-Buc) You’re right. Joe updated the post at the end. Though there’s always a shot Peter King is wrong. Joe can dream.

  5. Nick P Says:


    Is it possible for the teams to hold “voluntary” mini camps and training camp for undrafted free agents, with a wink-wink understanding that the best players could be signed after the lock-out? It could almost be marketed as a NFL fantasy camp where players could even pay their own way to attend.

  6. Derf Says:

    Wow NOW we’re happy about stats?

    I thought stats were for losers????? So what is it people?

  7. Derf Says:

    Joe’s Headline: “Mike Williams Cracks Top 100 In NFL”

    Last year’s headline: Sorry Derf. There has been no evidence to suggest Tanard Jackson did what you allege.– Joe

    What a difference a year makes!

    Any News on TJ Joe? Where’s he been, how’s he doing, is TJ still on the team?

  8. Champ Says:

    Derf Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Wow NOW we’re happy about stats?

    I thought stats were for losers????? So what is it people?


    What stats? Where is there a single stat mentioned in either the posting or the comments?

    Also, I will find it amusing if Talib is in the top 100 on NFL network, but didn’t make BSPN’s top 25 cornerbacks.

  9. Danny Cap Says:

    On the preview show yesterday, it was said that 3 rookies made the top 100 List. I would assume the other 2 were Suh and Bradford though. Btw, you’re welcome Joe.

  10. Architek Says:

    I think Freeman should be 40 and below. His production and ceiling is scrary.

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    Freeman is in my top 10. No, actually he is my number 1. It is what it is. No, I wouldn’t trade him for Manning or Brady. As stated by many, his upside is off the charts.

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    It would be nice to see the “crackhead” above, get back to cracking heads. Tanard has been one of my favorites since they found him in the Senior Bowl. I truly hope that Tanard and Aqib both get their acts together and help the Bucs make a run for the Lombardi Trophy. A few good draft picks, a FA or two and this could be the best Bucs’ Team ever.

  13. Jrock Says:

    I wonder where Suh comes in at? That’s some maaajor praise for a rookie.

    Please. End. The lockout!

  14. Joe Says:


    There is no news on Tanard Jackson and won’t be unless he does something stupid (again).

    He is suspended meaning he is in limbo. Nothing can happen to him until his suspension has expired. On a side note, he is keeping a very low profile.

  15. Joe Says:

    Nick P:

    No. No NFL team can call or have contact or any type of communication with any free agent until the CBA has been signed.

    That doesn’t mean teams cannot scout arena league and UFL games.

  16. MOBucs Says:

    I thought I heard on NFL network that three rookies made the top 100. I know that Pouncey got snubbed but thought that McCourty made the cut. I may be wrong though.

  17. william Says:

    When i first saw the preview on nfl network, Jamie Dukes and Trent Green was arguing that Eric Berry, Joe Haden, and Devin Mccourty deserved it over Mike Williams.

  18. BigMacAttack Says:

    I understand Mike Williams getting enough player’s votes because he sure burned enough Defensive backs and safeties throughout the season. He isn’t Megatron yet but he is well on his way. He was the steal of the Draft.

  19. Architek Says:

    I dont think his speed is respected. I think next year it will be and the running game will benefit.

  20. Mauha Deeb Says:

    No one has mentioned Davin Joseph. He is the only OL to go to a pro bowl. Shouldn’t he be before Penn? Personally I think he is over rated, but everyone else says differently.

  21. espo Says:

    I think DV is our best lineman, but happy Penn makes the cut. I think Penn is getting recognition for also being such a great receiver 🙂

  22. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    “No one has mentioned Davin Joseph. He is the only OL to go to a pro bowl. Shouldn’t he be before Penn?”


    Uh, Penn was in the Pro Bowl this year. Yes, he got in as an alternate, but so did Joseph.