The Dallas Cowboys selected former Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams in the third-round of the 2013 NFL Draft to fill the No. 3 spot on the team’s wide receiver depth chart. After Laurent Robinson had a breakout year in that role that he turned in to a big free agent contract, Kevin Ogletree failed to live up to the expectations last season. Now, Williams will step in to the role likely from day one and he will have a lot of help.
Cowboys wide receivers Dez Bryant and Miles Austin are thrilled for the arrival of Williams in Big D and they are prepared to welcome him with open arms and mentor him along the way.
“He’s a great receiver,” Bryant said, according to Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “He can stretch the field. He can go deep. He can make a short-yardage play go long. He’s got that type of ability. He can go up and grab the ball. That’s what you want in the guy.”
Austin was equally as excited saying, “From what I’ve seen, I think he’s a tremendous player. He seems like a really nice humble guy on the interviews and everything like that. I’m going to try to teach him things and learn things from him. I’m sure he has things he’s done over there. But just try to bring as many of the guys along as we can.”
If the Cowboys receivers can help Williams learn the ropes of the NFL and help him maximize his talent, the third-round pick could prove to be a steal.
There were a number of NFL talent evaluators that had Williams as a first-round talent, but he fell to the third. With the mentoring of Austin and Bryant, Williams should be able to fulfill his talent and eventually take over the No. 2 wide receiver spot, which would allow the team to move on from Miles Austin next offseason.