The Facts: Williams is warning his doubters not to label him a bust. He admits he’s heard people throw that term around after catching just 11 passes for 95 yards in 10 games. “I’m excited about this year to not only prove to everybody else, but prove to myself that I know who I am and what I can be,” he explained. “I wasn’t capable of doing what I can do last year because of the injury. This offseason, I feel 100 percent. I’m ready to go out there and dominate.”
Diehards Line:Following a breakout freshman season at Clemson, Williams fractured his neck in the season opener his sophomore year, missing the rest of the 2015 campaign. While some questioned if he’d ever be the same, he bounced back to help the Tigers win the national title by hauling in 84 passes for 1,171 yards and 10 TDs in 2016. Unfortunately, he tweaked his back less than two weeks later during the first day of rookie minicamp. Williams missed the rest of the offseason program as well as training camp before he was cleared to practice once the regular season began. He was thrown into the fire, and it all added up to a lost season for the talented wideout. Now we'll see if Williams can rebound. Worth noting: Melvin Gordon did not find the end zone once as a rookie before becoming one of the game’s most prolific touchdown machines. In fact, the last three Chargers chosen in the first round prior to Williams (Jason Verrett, Melvin Gordon, Joey Bosa) all missed at least a quarter of their rookie campaigns, but bounced back the following season to make the Pro Bowl in year two. Williams isn’t making any guarantees, but he’s excited to finally show the fans the real Mike Williams.