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    Just discussing this in IRC, how do you think a player with his attributes and productivity goes entirely unnoticed through the draft process?

    receiver Stephen Williams' performance Saturday morning was a continuation of the way he's played since signing as a rookie free agent in the spring. The 6-foot-5, 208-pound Williams impressed coaches from the beginning with his speed and hands.

    He showed those attributes again Saturday in the annual "Red and White" practice, catching a 10-yard touchdown pass and making a couple other important grabs.

    "Not getting drafted, I have a little chip on my shoulder," said Williams, who is Toledo's career leader in receptions and yards. "A lot of people passed me up, and I feel comfortable in Arizona. I still have to prove myself for a lot of people."


    Tried searching the forum, but it's just too common of a name for anything relevant to show up


  • #2
    I have no idea. I wasn't aware of him during the draft. I don't know how he wasn't on my radar. Usually freak athletes get a lot of pub as late round sleepers but for some reason Williams didn't. If the Cardinals stay committed to developing him, he could turn into a huge steal.

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    • #3
      131st on my Final Draft board. I had him going Late 4th-Early 6th, thought he was definitely a guy flying under the radar. Unfortunately he didn't get drafted and I lost track of him, but it's good that he's made a mark with the Cardinals. I believe in him as a sleeper receiver making that team and perhaps producing in time.

      Combine numbers: 6'4 1/2 210 - 10'5 broad jump, 4.11 short shuttle, and 6.81 3-Cone. Was said to be as low as 4.41 at his Pro Day. Very productive guy in college who looked to have some potential as a vertical target in the NFL.

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      • #4
        Did he have an injury history/off field issues? Cause he was big, fast, and productive... Weird to see a guy like that go undrafted.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gribble View Post
          Did he have an injury history/off field issues? Cause he was big, fast, and productive... Weird to see a guy like that go undrafted.
          NOt that i remember. I looked into him quite a bit and there really wasn't a glaring weakness IIRC. I think alot of people thought that he really benefitted from being tall and fast against bad CB's at toldedo.

          I pretty much agree with what Pudge said though.

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          • #6
            He burnt one of my favorite small school CBs from last year AJ Jefferson(also on the Cardinals now) with help from a S over the top

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            • #7
              I have heard nothing but good things about him since Arizona drafted him, I'm curious if he could pass up Andre Roberts or Doucet sometime soon, or if they are going to take it slow with him. He's got great size though and when guys are working behind Larry Fitzgerald I always feel like they have a nice advantage.





              Originally posted by Scott Wright
              I guarantee that if someone picks Cam Newton in the Top 5 they will regret it.

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              • #8
                He went undrafted, but has done nothing but impress since signing with AZ. Currently him and Roberts are battling it out for the #4 spot, both have such different tools so both could get time their in different packages. What would have been great is if he could of gone to the camp Fitz was holding all summer, since they both have similar skill sets physically, being able to pick his brain on preparing and the mental part of the NFL could have helped him a ton.

                While Whis always has and always will want to have a run 1st team, it's hard when you have such amazing playmakers split out wide

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                • #9
                  He was my favorite late round receiver prospect I did any kind of looking into. I was putting him in the 5th round of mocks. It doesn't really make any sense why he didn't get drafted as he had pretty good measurables and great production. His highlight tape is awesome. Just bomb after bomb. I'm glad he's been impressing and I may be validated.

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                  • #10
                    If I remember correctly, his 40 time was very poor pre-draft. His route running ability was nearly non-existent at the combine IIRC, it became more go up and get it, etc.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Shane P. Hallam View Post
                      If I remember correctly, his 40 time was very poor pre-draft. His route running ability was nearly non-existent at the combine IIRC, it became more go up and get it, etc.
                      He ran a 4.48 at the combine.

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                      • #12
                        I had him 20th amongst Wide Receivers in my Final Rankings. He was certainly draftable. Cardinals got a steal with him as he'll be a nice back-up Wide Receiver. Kelly Washington type.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TACKLE View Post
                          He ran a 4.48 at the combine.
                          His Pro Day was a 4.6, which I imagine brought up some questions.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Shane P. Hallam View Post
                            His Pro Day was a 4.6, which I imagine brought up some questions.
                            He didn't run a forty at his pro day and stood on all his combine numbers.

                            http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/03/19/tole...ny-at-pro-day/

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TACKLE View Post
                              He didn't run a forty at his pro day and stood on all his combine numbers.

                              http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/03/19/tole...ny-at-pro-day/
                              My fault, I misread. Freddie Barnes is the one who ran a 4.6 at the same Pro Day.


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