- WR Jameson Williams suffered an ACL injury in last year’s national title game
- The pass catcher is recovering quickly, causing quite the reaction from the NFL
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Last year’s national championship game between Alabama and Georgia was an all-timer.
The Bulldogs got their revenge on the Crimson Tide from an SEC Championship defeat, completing a come from behind effort with a 33-18 title win.
It was the program’s first natty since 1980, back in the days of Herschel Walker.
The game was one of the most watched of the 2021 season, and it capped off one of the best campaigns in Georgia history.
Unfortunately, it did the opposite for Alabama.
An annual national contender, the Crimson Tide were unable to land another championship. The game wasn’t all that was lost.
Star WR Jameson Williams went down in the first half with a knee injury. The ACL tear was a non-contact injury that effectively sidelined Williams for the remainder of the game.
A potential first round pick in the upcoming draft, it ended his collegiate career, too.
Somehow, though, the star wideout is aiming to make a complete comeback in just seven months’ time. He’s shooting to be full-go come training camp with his new organization.
On Wednesday, we learned how Williams was coming along.
Jameson Williams Works Back From ACL Tear
Williams was on hand for Alabama’s Pro Day Wednesday afternoon, but obviously, he did not participate. He was able to give some insight into his recovery time, which is moving ahead of schedule according to the talented receiver.
.@AlabamaFTBL WR Jameson Williams tells @JamesPalmerTV he is “ahead of schedule” after his ACL injury and expects to be fully cleared physically before the start of training camp. pic.twitter.com/PT0H3ZIoel
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) March 30, 2022
Keep in mind that he’s just 10 weeks out of surgery. Williams is already on the field participating in some basic drills. He’s hoping to get back to running by draft time.
Former Alabama WR Jameson Williams, two months removed from surgery on his torn ACL, is not participating in Alabama’s Pro Day today. But here here he is last week, continuing to progress, with the expectation being that he’ll be running by the draft, per @Alliance_Sports. pic.twitter.com/Z4cP9J1mbR
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 30, 2022
The quick recovery has the NFL world talking about his future in the league and where he might wind up in the upcoming draft.
Where could the wide receivers end up in Round 1? I love the fit of Jameson Williams in New England. pic.twitter.com/2MW4wrrKg3
— Mel Kiper Jr. (@MelKiperESPN) March 30, 2022
If he's there at 26 we better take him. https://t.co/0fFxMxZbJ0
— Titan Anderson🎙 (@TitanAnderson1) March 30, 2022
Draft him @nyjets https://t.co/2d6q3tk4XI
— Tone (@40oztoTony) March 30, 2022
The Philadelphia Eagles are (+600) to select Jameson Williams with the 15th overall pick 💰
— PFF Bet (@PFF_Bet) March 26, 2022
My 2022 NFL Draft WR Rankings:
1. Garrett Wilson
2. Chris Olave
3. Jameson Williams
— Sam Block (@theblockspot) March 30, 2022
If Jameson Williams didn’t tear his ACL he’d be my favorite for pick 10
Would still love the #Jets to draft him if he continues to be ahead of schedule & knee looks good in physicals https://t.co/bh5zpoGfQA
— 𝙅𝙀𝙏𝙎 𝙈𝙀𝘿𝙄𝘼🛫 (@NYJets_Media) March 30, 2022
A reminder of Jameson Williams ability pre-injury. 🔥
(🎥: @CBSSports) pic.twitter.com/S2gWifKE7D
— theScore (@theScore) March 30, 2022
Thinking about Jameson Williams and Elijah Moore together on the same field 😍 https://t.co/mCmX6xPk6e
— Vinny & Tha Jets (@VinnyandthaJets) March 30, 2022
Williams seems to be climbing up the draft boards. This updated timetable for a return should only help that. We’ll see if he lands in the first round next month.