Candidates To Lead Clemson Football In Receiving For 2016

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Apr 11, 2015; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams (7) runs the ball in for a touchdown during the first half of the Clemson spring game at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports /

Mike Williams

The first, and most obvious choice to lead Clemson football in receiving this season, is Mike Williams.

Williams caught the first touchdown pass of the year, but suffered a scary neck injury when he dove into the field goal post making the play in 2015 season opener against Appalachian State.

He was, without a doubt, Deshaun Watson’s favorite target in 2014 and it looked that he would be the “Go-To Guy” once again before the injury.

Now, he is back to being 100% healthy. He is a downfield threat and many believed that Williams would be a first-round pick once he left after his junior season.

Having him back is a big boost to this already explosive offense and he will only make life easier for Deshaun Watson, giving the Heisman Contender a deep-threat in his arsenal that seemed to be lacking at times in 2015.

There’s almost no question that Williams- assuming health- will emerge as at least one of Clemson’s leading receivers this season, but will he be the leading guy?

There may be someone else that is just as likely to lead the Tigers this season…

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