The precise second when Detroit Lions first-round choose Jameson Williams will make his NFL debut has been extremely anticipated for a while, from Tuscaloosa to Motown.
It may very well be as early as Week 13 at dwelling in opposition to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
NFL Community insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that if Williams makes it by means of subsequent week’s high-speed practices unscathed, there is a good likelihood the rookie broad receiver might be activated.
Williams, who’s getting back from an ACL harm sustained in faculty with Alabama, returned to apply this week forward of at the moment’s sport in opposition to the Buffalo Payments, however the crew was not at full steam in apply. Nonetheless, as Rapoport notes, the Lions would not have opened the apply window for the sprinter if he wasn’t able to go. Williams has achieved every thing with the crew this week, been to conferences and is in prime gear in rehab coaching, in response to Rapoport.
Chosen twelfth total because the Lions’ second-rounder within the first spherical, Williams stays the one top-15 choose within the 2022 NFL Draft not but to take the sphere this season. He tore his ACL within the Crimson Tide’s 33-18 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs within the 2022 School Soccer Nationwide Playoff Championship. The harm did not cease the Lions from buying and selling to pick out Williams, nonetheless. He caught 79 catches for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns his junior season with ‘Bama.
Drafting Williams has all the time been seen as a part of Detroit’s long-term plan, however fielding the speedy wideout would inject some promise and pleasure into the Lions’ season.
The Lions (4-6), three-game winners for the primary time since 2017, host the Payments (7-3) at the moment at 12:30 pm ET. They nonetheless will not have Williams, however the lengthy wait to see the dynamic wideout in a Detroit uniform must be over quickly.