The Ball State Cardinals took care of business in their first game of the season against the VMI Keydets and wide receiver Jordan Williams put together a standout game. He isn’t talked about as one of the nation’s top wide receivers, but he certainly has the potential to be selected at some point in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Over the past couple of seasons, Williams has been impressing his coaching staff and he is expected to explode this year.
During his game against VMI, Williams hauled in eight passes for 99 yards on the day.
Looking ahead at college football action this weekend, Williams will be a name to keep an eye on. Ball State will be facing off against the No. 16 Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday evening, which will give Williams the opportunity to show off his skill-set on a national level.
Williams is by far the top wide receiver for starting quarterback Jack Milas, who showed quite a bit of talent himself last week. There aren’t many defensive backs that can match up against Williams and even fewer that can shut him down. He is a physical beast and has impressive route-running, speed, acceleration and hands.
At 6-foot-3 and 228 pounds, Williams is a very physical receiver which gives him an advantage over most defensive backs.
It isn’t going to be easy for the Ball State offense to face the strong defense that the Aggies will bring to the field. Ball State is going to be completely outmatched from a physical standpoint for the most part, but Williams is the one area where they could take advantage over the Texas A&M defense.
Cardinals head coach Pete Lembo must feed the football to his star receiver early and often to have any chance of competing with a team as strong as the Aggies.
Not only is Williams one of the players to keep an eye on this week, but he is someone who should be watched throughout the entire season as well. The sky is the limit for his potential and Ball State is a perfect place for him to star.
Williams is already beginning to move his way up the rankings for all-time records at the school and he has a long season ahead of him.
Expect to see a big game for Williams this week against Texas A&M and don’t be surprised if Ball State plays better than many are expecting them to.
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