Jameson Williams was one of the biggest breakout stars of the entire 2021 college football season. After transferring to Alabama from Ohio State, Williams took over as the Crimson Tide’s WR1, putting up huge numbers while helping QB Bryce Young to a Heisman-winning campaign.

Even though Williams tore his ACL during the national championship game loss to Georgia, he was still a highly valued draft prospect. And, on Thursday night in Las Vegas, he became a first-round pick.

The Detroit Lions selected Williams with the No. 12 overall pick.

Williams’ speed is his best asset, as he often turns short routes into huge plays. He’s drawn comparisons to Tyreek Hill in that regard:

Here’s a look at that speed in action against Arkansas. The Razorbacks simply had no chance to catch him once he got up to full speed:

For the season, Williams had 79 catches for 1,572 yards (a 19.9 yards-per-catch average) and 15 touchdowns.

He started his career at Ohio State, where he was part of a loaded wide receiver room that also featured Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson. The Buckeyes also had potential 2023 first-round pick Jaxon Smith-Njigba in that group.

Coming to Alabama paid off for Williams, as now he’s getting paid at the NFL level. Will his speed continue to dominate in the pro ranks like it did in the SEC?