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Jaguars Top 10 Draft Busts: Reggie Williams

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In the 2004 NFL Draft the Jacksonville Jaguars were looking to get a young wide receiver to eventually take over for the aging Jimmy Smith and to pair with their first round quarterback from the previous season. With the ninth overall pick, the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Reggie Williams from the University of Washington. Williams was a big physical wide receiver who looked like he could do it all at the college level. He excelled at breaking tackles and picking up yards after the catch. I remember watching "Hard Knocks" his rookie season, in a game a referee told head coach Jack Del Rio he had a "good looking tight end", to which Del Rio responded with a coy smile "That's a wide receiver."

While I always enjoyed watching Reggie Williams play because of his enthusiasm, that enthusiasm seemed to irk most fans however. Williams would routinely dance and celebrate over trivial accomplishments. In his time as a Jaguar however, he wasn't very productive. He is still tied for the single season receiving touchdown record with 10, which he racked up during the 2007 season, his best as a Jaguar. Williams was just never cut out to be number one material. He was more of a possession over the middle type wide receiver. He was an excellent blocker in the running game and prided himself in that regard, but he didn't fit what the team wanted him to be. Williams started 53 games from 2004 to 2008, but wound up with only 2,322 receiving yards. After he was let walk during the 2009 off-season, Williams was tasered and arrested outside a night club and charged with possession of cocaine. Williams signed eventually with the Seattle Seahawks, but was later released before training camp even started.

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