It’s been a tough year for the injury-ravaged, snakebitten San Diego Chargers, but second-year wide receiver Tyrell Williams has been a bright spot in San Diego. In 14 games, he has 59 catches for 925 yards and six touchdowns.

The Comeback caught up recently with the team’s leading receiver.

Brad Gagnon: You’re big, athletic and fast. And you’re having a huge second season. Why the hell weren’t you drafted?

Tyrell Williams: Coming from a small school [Division II Western Oregon], I still had a lot I needed to work on. I used my speed and size in order to have success in D-II, but I wasn’t really running great routes and I didn’t have the details of playing receiver down yet. I needed to get with an NFL coach and start learning that type of stuff.

BG: There was talk you’d be a sleeper pick late in the draft. Were you disappointed that didn’t happen?

TW: I definitely wanted to be drafted. I think that’s everybody’s goal — to hear your name get called. But at the end of the day, it was really just about getting the opportunity to get into a camp and start learning. I wouldn’t say I was disappointed, I was just excited to finally get that call [from the Chargers]. Once you get that call, you don’t really care about whether you were drafted or not.

About Brad Gagnon

Brad Gagnon has been passionate about both sports and mass media since he was in diapers -- a passion that won't die until he's in them again. Based in Toronto, he's worked as a national NFL blog editor at, a producer and writer at theScore Television Network and a host, reporter and play-by-play voice at Rogers TV. His work has also appeared at, Deadspin,, The Guardian, The Hockey News and elsewhere at Comeback Media, but his day gig has him covering the NFL nationally for Bleacher Report.