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According to Adam Schefter, Alabama wide receiver Jameson Williams tore his anterior cruciateeum in Monday's College Football Playoff National Championship Game loss to Georgia.
Williams will have surgery in the next 10 days and is expected to make a full recovery.
John Metchie III was already out of the game for the Tide and they struggled against Georgia's defense after Williams left. They only scored one touchdown and failed to make field- goal attempts when they were within range.
Williams started his collegiate career at Ohio State and was a role player in the wide receiver depth chart that included the likes of Chris Olave and Jaxon Smith-Njigba. He decided to transfer to Alabama ahead of the 2021 campaign and immediately became one of the team's most important players.
He played for the Tide and had 78 catches for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdown.
He helped propel his team to the national title game and also played his way up the draft board.
Williams was projected to be the 17th overall pick by the B/R NFL Scouting Department. The injury may hurt Williams when it comes to being the first wide receiver taken in the draft.
USC's Drake London, Penn State's Jahan Dotson, Arkansas' Treylon Burks, and Wilson were all projected as first-round picks in the mock draft.
Williams is expected to make a full recovery and will be an impact player as soon as his first season.