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Chargers Select Wide Receiver Mike Williams as 7th Overall Pick

Williams suffered a neck injury in 2016.

The Los Angeles Chargers chose wide receiver Mike Williams out of Clemson with the seventh overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Williams returned to the gridiron in 2016 after his career was nearly cut short. In the previous year’s season opener, he fractured his neck when he hit his helmet against the goal post on a touchdown catch.

After a lengthy recovery he was cleared for contact and finished the 2016 season with 98 catches for 1,361 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, according to Clemson University Athletics.

Williams will join an offensive unit lead by Bolts quarterback Philip Rivers and strong veteran wideouts, including Tyrell Williams, Dontrelle Inman, Travis Benjamin, and Keenan Allen who is returning after suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2016.

The Chargers first-round pick will be introduced officially on Friday at a press conference held at the Stub Hub Center in Carson.

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