According to Peter King, noted author of the Monday Morning Quarterback for SportsIllustrated.com who tweeted Tampa Bay Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik conveyed to him that former Syracuse receiver and fourth round pick on Saturday, Mike Williams could start for the Bucs in 2010.
This doesn’t come as much of a surprise, considering the lack of talent within the team receiving corps. With fellow rookie and second round pick Arrelious Benn presumably already penciled in as one of the teams two starting receivers and former 2009 seventh round pick Sammie Stroughter the team’s slot receiver, Williams only has to beat out iconic blocker Michael Clayton, training camp phenom Maurice Stovall and the recently traded for cast off from the Eagles Reggie Brown.
Williams who is an immensely talented, but yet immature young man when it comes to decision making has the skills to compete right away so it wouldn’t be far fetched to see him in the opening day starting line up.
It would also appear that the team had an insider source when it came to unearthing information on Williams, as former Buccaneers tight end coach Bob Casuillo, who spent 2007 – 2008 coaching on the sidelines at Raymond James Stadium is the Associate Head Coach for Syracuse.