With the 74 pick in the 3rd round the Dallas Cowboys select Wide Receiver Terrance Williams from Baylor University. Terrance is a Dallas kid and now has the honor and the distinction to play for his hometown team, the Dallas Cowboys. Wide Receiver wasn’t necessarily a big need going into the 2013 NFL Draft but now it’s certainly a position of strength going into the 2013 season in the upcoming months. Williams gives Quarterback Tony Romo another down field target that can cause issues for opposing defenses on Sunday’s.
Williams played collegiality at Baylor University after attending W.T. White High School. He’s a very tall target standing at 6’2, 208 lbs and is a very smooth athlete. He runs polished routes and will out jump you for the football. He has strong hands that uses to shield off defenders. He’s deadly on slants, posts, comeback routes and has put up some big time production against very sound defenses in college. Against West Virginia he amassed over 300 receiving yards and posted eight 100 receiving yard games.
As a Sophomore, he started ten games and caught 43 passes for 484 yards and 4 touchdowns. As a junior in 2011, he upped his game hauling in 59 passes for 957 yards and 11 touchdowns. Last season in 2012, Williams had a season for the ages. He caught 97 balls for 1,832 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also gives you value with special teams because he can return punts and kickoffs. Williams was also a unanimous 1st team All-American selection this past season.
This fall, Williams will join one of the most dynamic offenses when he suits up for the Cowboys come September. Out wide he’ll see Dez Bryant and Miles Austin and at Tight End he’ll see Jason Witten. He will also have good role models in Sean Lee, Demarcus Ware and Demarco Murray to take him under their wing. Williams must take everything in stride and just because your a rookie doesn’t mean you have to play like a rookie. He must take what the defense gives him, makes plays when the opportunity presents itself and when his number is called upon to know his assignments at all times.
Welcome Home back home to Dallas Terrance Williams and Welcome to Cowboys Nation.