The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.
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5-10, 185 • Senior • wide receiver
Williams already has the speed, the hands and the understanding of the offense. If he can also be a consistent blocker, his playing time could spike as much as anyone on the team. Walling off a defensive back is a must on Nebraska’s multiple edge plays, and Williams didn’t do it consistently enough last year to stay on the field. While he played in all 12 games — reeling in 12 balls for 122 yards — the juco transfer from East Mississippi Community College had just one reception of longer than 20 yards, went multiple games without a catch and didn’t score. Opportunity awaits at a position with unproven depth. Williams has the chance to grab it, but he’s running out of time.