Atlanta Falcons: Bubble Watch – Wide Receiver Nick Williams

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: Nick Williams
ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 29: Nick Williams /

A look at some players on the bubble trying to make the Atlanta Falcons roster, this time focusing on wide receiver/return man Nick Williams

Wide receiver Nick Williams missed the first preseason game, but got into the action in Week 2 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In that game he showed off some serious toughness for the Atlanta Falcons.

Williams took some big hits in the game, and kept holding on to the ball. One play in particular in the second half he went over the middle of the field and took a hit as soon as the ball arrived from Matt Simms. He showed some extreme toughness to hold onto the ball and move the chains for Atlanta.

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Height: 5-foot-10
Weight: 184-Pounds
40-Yard Dash: 4.31 (UGA Pro Day)
Receptions: 3
Yards: 38
TDs: 0

Undrafted out of Connecticut in 2013, Williams spent his first two seasons with the Washington Redskins. He caught three passes for 15 yards in five games as a rookie. He was waived in the first month of his second season by Washington.

He was picked up by the Falcons in 2015 and had his best season that year. Williams played in 14 games and had 159 yards and two touchdowns while pulling in 17 receptions. In 2016, Williams managed to be in just two games and had five more receptions for 59 yards.

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Prediction on making the roster:

It’s going to be an uphill battle despite spending the last two seasons with the team. Williams finds himself behind some talented people on the roster like our first bubble watch profile Reggie Davis. The team has tried him as a return man, most likely in an attempt to see exactly how he can help fill needs. To this point though it just feels like he’s too far down on the charts to make the team, and the 26-year old also has no practice squad eligibility.