Chargers grab Clemson WR Mike Williams with 1st pick in LA

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Former Clemson wide receiver Mike Williams will go from one star-studded offense to another having been selected at No. 7 overall in the 2017 National Football League draft on Thursday, and he's excited to play among some of the Bolts' brightest stars.

The bulk of Williams' work came during his 2016 campaign as he led Clemson with 98 catches, 1,361 receiving yards, and 11 touchdowns.

The Chargers have been looking for a dominant receiver since Vincent Jackson left for Tampa Bay in 2012. "Glad we could get him". Their top pass-catcher last season in San Diego was 6-foot-4 Tyrell Williams, who could team with his new teammates to provide an imposing size matchup for any defense. With Keenan, I'm excited to have him on the other side of me as someone who can win (one-on-one).

Not many had Williams going to the Chargers, especially when you consider the problems they had in the secondary last season, but apparently the Clemson wideout's "secret workout" with Los Angeles last week convinced the organization that Williams was worth taking at seventh overall.

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Williams bounced back in a big way from a season-ending injury in the 2015 opener, finishing his career as one of Clemson's most decorated wide receivers in history.

If Williams doesn't turn into a perennial 1,000-yard receiver, it would be a great disappointment. Los Angeles wanted to add help for Rivers and this was the exact move to do that.

"We didn't just go target a wide receiver", Lynn said. If we can't move out or we don't move up, I think we're in a good spot. Last year's ugly record - partly the result of endless injuries - is bound to improve this autumn. Fans put down their free chicken wings and roared in approval when Williams' name was announced by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.