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Mississippi State Football: What role will Austin Williams play in the Bulldogs’ receiving corps?

An air-raid offense needs a wideout who can perfect his routes, as Williams fits the bill.

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A lengthy and robust receiver, Williams is a pure route runner with deceptive speed.

At 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, Williams can sky for any ball. As he will shine in Leach’s system, an air-raid offense, Williams should be used as a deep threat and in the slot. Williams’ route-running ability provides Leach with a multifaceted weapon. The Bulldogs have a formidable trio in the works with Williams and fellow wideouts JaVonta Payton and Osirus Mitchell, who will benefit from quarterback K.J. Costello’s experience and rocket arm.

Williams accumulated 256 yards and five touchdowns in 26 games thus far in his Bulldog career. A junior, Williams will be a pure starter and an integral component to the offense’s success.

Coveted in today’s game is a combination of height and speed, both of which Williams possesses. He will be all over the field and can break any defender’s ankles. Under Leach, Williams will have to step up early. Expect him to do so and make his presence felt. In an air-raid offense, the Bulldogs should boast a lethal passing attack. Look for Williams to be a considerable part of it and take over the highlight reel throughout the season.

Hail State!