One of the most impressive players in college football last season was Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jameson Williams.
Williams was a big reason that the team made it to the National Championship Game against Georgia, but unfortunately, he exited the game early in the second quarter after a non-contact knee injury that ended up being a torn ACL. It was a crushing diagnosis for Williams, who was expected to be one of the top receivers taken in the upcoming 2022 NFL draft in April.
However, it appears that the star receiver is well on his way to making a full recovery.
While Williams will not attend Alabama’s pro day on Wednesday, a video has surfaced that shows him already back on the field last week doing some light action.
This is a shocking development for someone who just had ACL surgery two months ago. NFL insider Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday that Williams expects to be running by the time the NFL Draft comes around.
Former Alabama WR Jameson Williams, two months removed from surgery on his torn ACL, is not participating in Alabama’s Pro Day today. But here here he is last week, continuing to progress, with the expectation being that he’ll be running by the draft, per @Alliance_Sports. pic.twitter.com/Z4cP9J1mbR
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 30, 2022
This report has gotten the NFL world talking, with many in disbelief that Williams is so far ahead of the normal recovery time for an ACL injury.
Unreal ..2 months after an ACL tear.. @AlabamaFTBL WR. Jameson Williams- in the mix as a top-20 pick in the NFL Draft in April… https://t.co/nB5pfNIoLD
— Michael Detillier (@MikeDetillier) March 30, 2022
Wrote last week about Jameson Williams, and a skill set that is eerily similar to Tyreek Hill's. If he's on a fast track to a full recovery, he's WR1 without question. https://t.co/swrs29ao7i https://t.co/XhHBTcZSnz
— Doug Farrar ✍ (@NFL_DougFarrar) March 30, 2022
So #Packers fans…u interested with one of the #Packers two 1st round picks? https://t.co/2zjjg6NGVI
— Steve Fifer (@SparkyRadio) March 30, 2022
The advancements that have been made in these types of surgeries and just healthcare are crazy. https://t.co/TORp73csru
— CLew🔎 (@droppedballspod) March 30, 2022
It seems like just yesterday everyone was worried about Williams’ future given a significant knee injury like this, but it appears that he will be back and as good as ever, if not better.
Most still expect Williams to be picked in the first round and possibly the first wide receiver selected in the upcoming NFL Draft. NFL scouts certainly must love to see this update on him as they finalize their decisions.