By Ric Serritella
Colorado State junior WR Preston Williams announced that he has decided to declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.
A lengthy, fast wideout, who can pick up chunks of yardage after the catch in a heartbeat, the Georgia native can be a tough runner to bring down and possesses great agility. He totaled 96 receptions, for 1,345 receiving yards (including six games in which he exceeded the 100-yard barrier) and 14 touchdowns this season.
A transfer from Tennessee, Williams played two seasons in Knoxville, catching just 16 passes for 247 receiving yards and two touchdowns. His Volunteer career got off to a shaky start with a torn ACL suffered entering his freshman season. He would also serve a suspension for an offseason misdemeanor assault charge.
In 2017, Williams sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules. He exploded onto the NFL radar during his one year at CSU, producing one of the greatest seasons in school history. He was the most targeted wide out in college football this season (166), according to Pro Football Focus.
Listed at 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Williams is long, fast, athletic and plays with a high energy. His route running could use more polish but look for him to follow in the footsteps of fellow Rams’ receivers such as Rashard Higgins and Michael Gallup as a high-round selection. He projects as a Day 2 selection.
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