Lions Rookie WR Jameson Williams Continues Road to Recovery

ALLEN PARK – The Detroit Lions rookies got their first taste of NFL practice over the weekend at rookie mini-camp. But first round pick Jameson Williams waits patiently for his chance to start practicing.

The former Alabama wide receiver continues to recover from a torn ACL, suffered in the national championship game. Williams said he’s progressing well and soaking up all he can.

“The mental part is actually helping me get ready for the physical part. So when the physical part comes, it’s all go,” said Williams.

And head coach Dan Campbell has taken notice of how attentive Williams has been in the meantime.

“Oh he’s engaged now. You put him out on the grass and that’s his domain. So he’s very much engaged. You ask him a question and he’s got the script, he’s on it. In meeting he’s very engaged. He asks good questions,” said Campbell.

The Detroit Lions traded up in the 2022 NFL Draft and selected Williams with the No. 12 overall pick in the first round.

The Lions traded the No. 32, 34 and 66 picks in this year’s draft to the Vikings for the No. 12 and 46 picks.

Williams had 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns receiving as a junior at Alabama this past season.

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