The Dallas Cowboys decided to snap up a local product with the 74th pick in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by selecting former Baylor Bears standout Terrance Williams, and the 6’2″, 208 pound wide receiver should be able to lock up the No. 3 gig for the Cowboys. That’s a spot that the Cowboys really need him to succeed in to help out Tony Romo, but the problem is Williams isn’t exactly a consistent wide receiver. While he possesses excellent speed and can be the deep threat this team needs, Williams is limited outside of his speed. Especially troubling are Williams’s struggles with drops, and he had plenty of them at Baylor. According to ESPN Dallas’s great Cowboys beat guy Todd Archer, Williams is already struggling with drops.
Archer writes that Williams stayed after during the second day of rookie minicamp to catch passes from the Jugs machine, and the fact that he is struggling with drops this early is a little concerning but not surprising. The extra practice in developing stronger and more consistent hands is important for the Baylor product, and that’s his biggest issue at this stage.
Williams was praised by Archer for catching a pass from Nick Stephens, which he dubbed as Williams’s best play of the day. Not much more in the form of details about that play was given by Archer, and the drops are more concerning than the good play. Even so, Williams has talent and upside and remains the best option for the Cowboys as the No. 3 wide receiver. That is, of course, until he proves otherwise, and let’s hope the Cowboys like what they see out of him elsewhere. The Cowboys will be hoping for quick strides from Terrance Williams as a pass-catcher.
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