Chargers HC Anthony Lynn says Mike Williams reminds him of Terrell Owens
The Los Angeles Chargers managed to secure their first win of the preseason with a 24-14 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. The highlight of the day was provided by none other than wide receiver Mike Williams after he made the most of his lone reception by going up and over the defender for a 25-yard touchdown.
Needless to say, Williams’ skill set has created plenty of excitement within the team. According to NFL reporter Jim Trotter, head coach Anthony Lynn even compared him to Hall of Famer Terrell Owens:
Chargers coach Anthony Lynn told me he was walking behind one of his players this week and thought the player was a defensive lineman. Then he realized it was WR Mike Williams. Said Williams’ size reminds him of Terrell Owens and should make him a matchup problem.
There is certainly plenty of truth to Lynn’s comments from a physical standpoint. Williams possesses eerily similar measurables to Owens which includes prototypical size and speed. This could be why the Chargers selected him with the seventh overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Unfortunately, Williams’ career has gotten off to a slow start thus far. His injury-riddled rookie campaign has prevented him from making any kind of impact for the Chargers. However, he has bounced back strong as one of the biggest names in training camp and it appears to finally be translating to the field.
The team is in desperate need of a solid option opposite of wide receiver Keenan Allen. Williams could be poised for a healthy dosage of targets this season if he can continue to progress this preseason.