The Detroit Lions announced five roster moves on Sunday, including placing rookie WR Jameson Williams on the non-football injury list.
#Lions announce the following transactions:
Placed Jerry Jacobs, Romeo Okwara and Josh Paschal on Active/PUP
Placed Jameson Williams and Natrez Patrick on Active/Non-Football Injury
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) July 24, 2022
Williams, 21, is considered among the best receivers available in this year’s draft. He was a first-team All-American, first-team All-SEC, and the SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Year in 2021. The Lions traded up and used the No. 12 overall pick on him in the 2022 draft.
Williams needed surgery for a torn ACL sustained in the National Championship Game, but doctors expect the receiver to make a full recovery and retain his sub-4.3 speed.
Lance Zierlein compares him to veteran WR Will Fuller.
He’s projected to sign a four-year, $17,461,789 contract that includes a $9,879,483. There is also a fifth-year option for the team to pick up in 2025.
During his three-year college career, Williams recorded 94 receptions for 1,838 yards (19.6 YPC) and 18 touchdowns, to go along with ten kickoff returns for 352 yards (35.2 YPR) and two touchdowns.