Will Greg Little be the next Mike Williams?

April 26, 2011 at 8:43 am 3 comments

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You build winning teams late in the draft. Mike Williams was drafted in the fourth round last year and ended up being one of the top rookies in the NFL.  This year, Greg Little is projected to go in the 3-4th rounds and I think he could have an immediate impact, as well.  The similarities between Mike Williams of the Tampa Bay Bucaneers and former UNC RB/WR Greg Little run deep.  First and most importantly, on the field both have outstanding anticipation for the ball, a wide catching radius, and are able to produce after the catch.  Each has outstanding body control which allows them to make the spectacular catch.  Also, Williams and Little are long-striders with good speed for their size, deceptively fast.

Off the field, they both did not finish their last season of college football on the team. Nevertheless, smart teams recognize that their best football is ahead of them.  Little did not play in 2011 because he was suspended by the NCAA for inappropriate contact with an agent (because he’s so good).  In my opinion, that is a mistake a kid makes and it certainly shouldn’t be held against him when evaluating him in the NFL Draft.

I’ve always liked Little, even when he was a running back.  You could tell he was a special player from the way he chopped his feet to his catching ability. Not enough people are talking about Little, which makes me think he slips in the NFL Draft and becomes this year’s Mike Williams. Little will be a great pick if he goes later than the second round.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Walter  |  April 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Beneficial post, I absolutely watch for up-dates from you.

  • 2. kevin  |  May 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    When i first read the title i though, wow,.. this guy thinks Greg Little is gonna get fat, be a bust for the first few years of his career, then lose weight, reunite with an old coach, and be decent? That’s one hell of a prediction! lol

    How you feel about him in Cleveland? ugh,.. the browns suuuuck!

    • 3. NFL Football Now  |  May 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm

      I think he is a great fit in the west coast system with his run after the catch and great footwork. I like Colt more than most last year and still do, he is accurate and a good fit for WC too. It has been a struggle for Cleveland since coming back, but things are looking better. Robiskie came on strong at the end of last season and Little doesn’t have much game experience at WR, so we shall see if he can get that #1 spot.


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