Damian Williams, Titans return man

April, 23, 2010
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans looked into trading up for Damian Williams and couldn’t pull it off. So they were thrilled he was around at No. 77 in the third round.

Jeff Fisher said Tennessee liked the fifth receiver taken in the draft so much they thought he would not make it through the middle of the second round. A skeptic might say part of that is surely to make things look better for a team that was without a second rounder, but I’m no skeptic.

Fisher called Williams an “all-around tremendous athlete,” a “complete receiver,” a good kick returner and a “very talented punt returner.”

He will have every chance to help solve things at a spot the Titans absolutely butchered last season.

His arrival surely spells doom for the long-lasting Paul Williams, the 2007 third-rounder who was on the practice-squad last year and could mean the end for slow-to-catch-on Lavelle Hawkins (a fourth rounder from 2008).

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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