Taylor believes Williams could end up taking over for Austin and I agree with him. His production was off the charts at Baylor. Williams had 1,832 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns last year.
No longer will the Cowboys be held hostage by Austin’s hamstrings because if he can’t play, Williams will take his spot and the Cowboys will still have a viable weapon on the outside.
And if Austin is healthy, Williams’ presence will allow him to operate in the slot, when the Cowboys use formations with three receivers.
So don’t look at Williams as just a third receiver because he’s more than that. He’s an insurance policy who ensures the offense won’t take a significant step backward just because Austin’s hamstrings are bothering him yet again.
But he will also bring some juice to the Cowboys’ offense. With Dez Bryant, Austin and Jason Witten on the field, the Cowboys’ third receiver is almost always going to draw single coverage.
The Cowboys finally addressed the wide receiver position in the draft and they have landed a steal this year.