Of any player on the Atlanta Falcons roster, nobody has been more of a pleasant surprise to me than WR/KR Nick Williams. While it’s pretty easy to look good in the Atlanta Falcons offense as a wide receiver given who the starting quarterback is, Nick Williams could very well make the 53-man roster as a 6th receiver and special teams player.
Another former Washington Redskin, Nick knows what the expectations are of playing in a Kyle Shanahan offensive system. He’s quick, but not blazing fast. He’s not the best route runner, but can make plays in space. He’s not a name I was familiar with until recently, but I really hope that Nick Williams makes the 2015 Atlanta Falcons team.
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His first two preseason games opened my eyes to other receivers on the team besides Julio Jones, Roddy White, and 3rd receiver contenders in Leonard Hankerson, Justin Hardy, and Devin Hester. Nick proved to me that he can help on special teams as another option in the return game behind Devin Hester.
I liken Nick Williams to an Antone Smith type of player but at the wide receiver position. Not a starter by any means, but a solid player nonetheless who could specialize in big playmaking ability. With another strong performance against the Miami Dolphins tomorrow night, Nick Williams should all but have a roster spot locked up from his great 2015 Preseason.
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