by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
November 2004
MIKE WILLIAMS   WR   USC
Strengths
Mike is a big, tall well-built athlete. I can tell you that in two years in college, Mike has surpassed many records of wide receivers that are now in the NFL. As a sophomore, I felt that Mike had & has the potential to be one of the best to ever play the college game. 
 
Needs to Improve
In the films I have of Mike, he is not a great blocker and he really did not run very crisp routes.  However, because of his work ethic, these issues were not that much of a concern.
 
Talent Board Round  1
Mike is missing so much right now not playing with his team and not learning his position under an offensive coach who would have taught him a great deal about the game of football. I am going to go out on a limb right now and suggest that by the time the draft comes around, Mike will work out at the combine and in private and he will be the first WR taken in this draft. He has that much talent. Listening to an agent who could have set up his representation with a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) instead of a contract was his only mistake. Iím sure that Mike made his mistakes to take care of his family. Mike could have made himself available for the draft without an agent. That is done all the time. Or, Mike could have had an MOU with the agent that stated that IF Mike got drafted that he would represent him. As long as no money changed hands and no agent action took place before the draft, Mike would have had no problems. You see all of Mikeís problems in this case are all related to an agent who did not know his job or purposely deceived Mike and his family. Flip a coin and take your pick. My guess is that Mike is working hard to make himself stronger, quicker and faster and will wow them at the combine. Good luck, Mike, and as soon as you sign a big contract and your agent takes his BIG cut of all the money he has loaned you (so that you could live this year), dump him, take some financial courses and get some smarter and better representation.