Exclusive First Interview with Mike Williams

Shortly after the Chargers took him with the seventh-overall selection, wide receiver Mike Williams called to give his first interview as a member of the Bolts. *First off, congratulations.  *How does it feel to call yourself a Los Angeles Charger?

*Williams: *Oh, it’s exciting!  It’s something I’ve been waiting for, for so long.  Just to get that call for the team.  I can’t wait to come in. LA is a great city, and I’m just looking forward to meeting the fans, the players and learning the playbook. That’s the first thing I have to do, just learn the playbook.  You can’t do anything unless you learn the playbook. When I get in the facility, that’s my very first (goal).

* *For fans who may not be familiar with your game, what do you bring to the table?

*Williams: *I’m a big, physical receiver who can catch the deep ball well.  You can expect a lot of big plays.  I’m a full receiver.  I can catch in the passing game, and I am going to block in the run game. I like to block on the edge.  That’s important.

* *How much contact did you have with the Chargers during the draft process?

*Williams: *We had a bit.  I was confident they might pick me after they worked me out.  I had a great workout with them, so I had confidence they’d take me after that.

* *Is there a wide receiver you model your game after?

*Williams: *I’d say Randy Moss.    

* *You now come in and get to team up with Philip Rivers, who ranks among the best quarterbacks in NFL history.  Could you have asked for a better situation?

*Williams: *Oh, it’s real exciting.  He’s a great quarterback and I am looking forward to getting to the facility and start catching balls from him. 

* *We got some fan questions coming up.  The first is from Gil Seary who wants to know what first went through your head when you got the call from the Chargers?

*Williams: *When I saw they had the next pick, and then I got a call from a Cali number my heart dropped a little bit.   I knew what it was, and it was such an exciting moment for me and my family.        

* *Our other fan question comes from J.R. Wicker who wants to know how you will team up with players like Antonio Gates and Keenan Allen.

*Williams: *I’m really excited to learn from them.  With Keenan, I’m excited to have him on the other side of me as someone who can win (one-on-one).  He’s going to help me learn the playbook fast, too.  It’s going to be really exciting to learn and play with him.        

* *Finally, what do you want to tell your new fans in Los Angeles?

*Williams: * I’m excited to be coming there and can’t wait to meet with the fans.  I want to be a fan favorite.  We are going to enjoy this (together).  You are getting a dominant player.                       

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