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Troy Williamson WR South Carolina 6í1 203
By: Robert Davis

A freshman receiver is not supposed to come into the SEC and average over 28 yards per catch. Thatís what Williamson did as a freshman for the Gamecocks. He only caught 17 balls, but had 491 yards and 4 touchdowns on the year. He was a freshman All-American, along with being named the SECís freshman of the year. As a sophomore he was not as explosive, but he caught 31 balls for 428 yards and 2 touchdowns. He capped off his career with his best season. He had 43 grabs for 835 yards and 7 touchdowns as a junior.

Williamson has the ideal size and speed you look for in a receiver. He is build solidly, and is strong enough to take a hit. He has great speed and can really stretch the field. He is also a great athlete, and can adjust to the ball while itís in the air. There may not be a better big play wideout in the draft.

His numbers took a hit because of the offense they played in, even though he still put up respectable numbers. With the team being run oriented, it has kept Williamson from developing his all around skills as a WR. He needs time to learn the nuances of the position, but he should be able to be a vertical threat immediately.

Troy Williamson has solidified himself as a Top 20 pick after workouts. The speed he displayed at over 200lbs. is very impressive. With a little time at the next level, he could become a special wide receiver. Depending on where Mike Williams and Braylon Edwards end up, Williamson could be the next receiver off the board, and hear his name called as early as the Top 12.

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