Activated from the non-football injury list on Saturday, Detroit Lions rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams is expected to make his long-awaited NFL debut on Sunday.
The Lions will keep the young wide receiver on a limited snap count on Sunday, NFL Media reported.
Williams, the Alabama receiver whom the Lions moved up 20 spots in the draft to select 12th overall, suffered a torn ACL in January. He was a full participant in practice this week, and the Lions saw enough to believe he is ready to face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
“I feel real good,” Williams said, via the team’s website. “Feeling back to myself. I got a chance to get out there and get some routes and run some plays with the team and do a little bit, so I’m feeling really good right now.”
Amon-Ra St. Brown, who leads the Lions with 65 receptions for 716 yards, told The 33rd Team on Tuesday he’s looking forward to seeing Williams play in an actual game.
“I’m excited, I can’t wait to see him go,” St. Brown said.
During his final season at Alabama, Williams had 79 receptions for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was widely considered the top receiver in a loaded draft that included Treylon Burks, Drake London, Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave and Christian Watson, among others. His ACL injury dropped him in the draft, where he was the fourth receiver taken behind London, Wilson and Olave.