Mike Williams to the Bucs? Why not?

Published: October 31st, 2007
By Bucs Beat | tampabay.com - St. Petersburg Times and tbt*

Here's a blast from the past. Remember Mike Williams, the 2005 10th overall draft pick of the Lions and Tampa native?

Well, you may have heard he was waived by the Raiders on Tuesday. He should have cleared waivers by now that league business is wrapped up for the day, meaning he is a free agent.

Now, the Bucs left a roster spot open after today's flurry of transactions. I'm not saying I have any information that they intend to sign Williams. In fact, I did some digging and have it on good authority that they haven't yet inquired about his interest in possibly joining the Bucs. But, if I know this team, I know they'll be intrigued by a player with the kind of size Williams possesses (6-5, 235), even if he has been known to get a little pudgy. Plus, we all know the Bucs love reclamation projects, and this would be a big one. I mean, the guy is one of the biggest underachievers in recent draft history, but he's still just 23-years old.

Anyhow, just wanted to throw it out there for you to think about. Taking into consideration the open roster spot and the void at receiver (Michael Clayton doesn't seem likely to play this week), it wouldn't surprise me if they went this route.

If you need any further convincing, here's all you need to know: Williams is a former Raider.