Former Syracuse receiver Mike Williams has to be one of the more perplexing Big East players to come along in recent memory.
While on the field, he was one of the best receivers in the league. And whenever I talked to him, he seemed like a bright, self-aware guy. But he kept making mistakes, causing him to miss all of 2008 and leading to his eventual departure from the team right in the middle of the 2009 season.
Williams is now trying to make it as a pro, and he told media members this about his Syracuse exit: "I don't want to make it a big media thing going back and forth, but I didn't quit so I just want everybody to know I didn't quit."
Um, OK. That story apparently isn't going over well with NFL people, as Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports.
"He was horrible in interviews blaming everyone but himself for his problems at Syracuse," an NFL source told Florio. "He is a great talent but a train wreck as a person."
The source also said Williams was much slower than expected at the combine, though he did show great hands.
Here's hoping Williams figures things out and gets his life on the right track.