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You had to be shocked when Detroit called your name. What teams did you think you were going to, and what was your reaction when Detroit picked you?

Mike:
I thought I could go anywhere from four to nine. Any of those were a possibility, excluding Arizona. I really didn't have a good feeling about Chicago. I worked out a bit for Tampa Bay. I had thought Washington was a good possibility, but they ended up taking a corner. We were pretty surprised with those teams and we thought maybe Dallas or San Diego. I had my phone in pocket and when it rang and it was Detroit, I asked if they were serious and they said, "We are serious." And I said, "Buy me a hat."

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This question probably would have been easier to answer if you had gone to Chicago or San Diego, but where do you see yourself fitting in with the Lions with Roy Williams and Charles Rogers there?

Mike:
I went up there and met with (receivers) coach Fred Graves and it is something I always hoped for. I have no problems with the established guys there, but I know they drafted me for a reason. I am just happy for my opportunity. If they want me to come in and play the slot, I will play the slot. If they want me to rotate in and out with guys, I'll do that.

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Mike Williams joins a Lions WR corps that is now one of the best trios in the NFL.
How did you feel when people said, "Mike Williams would be a good tight end in this league?"

Mike:
It never bothered me and it still doesn't. It is one of those things that you can't do anything about. I heard it a lot when I came out of high school as well. I went to college and I took care of business. People are going to say what they want to say. All I can do is play football.

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What about the concerns over your speed?

Mike:
You know what? Jerry Rice, Michael Irvin and Cris Carter, they didn't run that fast and they still had good careers. The bottom line is that this isn't track, this is football. If you want a track player, I'm not it. If you want a football player, I'm it. The most important 20 yards on the field are the end zones, and that is where I can catch the ball.


I love that last answer :D

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...The most important 20 yards on the field are the end zones, and that is where I can catch the ball.


I love that last answer :D




I agree!! That is a great answer and attitude!


Welcome to Detroit Mike!


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theAlphaMale wrote:
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...The most important 20 yards on the field are the end zones, and that is where I can catch the ball.


I love that last answer :D




I agree!! That is a great answer and attitude!


Welcome to Detroit Mike!


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