Vikings Set to Deal WR Williamson to Jacksonville


The ongoing discussions to move Vikings wide out Troy Williamson seems to have come to a head, as the Pioneer Press is reporting tonight that the former number one pick is on the verge of being moved down South to the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Williamson has been on the block for about the past week, and there were a few teams that expressed interest in the first-round bust.  Williamson was the 7th pick of the draft back in 2005 by the Vikings, and in three seasons caught a total of 79 passes for 1067 yards and three scores.

He will join a crew in Jacksonville that has been looking for help at the receiver position.  Their leading pass catcher last season was Reggie Williams, who caught just 38 passes for 629 yards and 10 touchdowns.  After Williams, Dennis Northcutt, Ernest Wilford and tight end Marcedes Lewis were the next best pass catchers on the team along with running back Maurice Jones-Drew.

One knock against Williamson was his size, as he always has had issues against bigger, more physical corners.  At 6-1, 203 pounds, he has never been able to matchup well with any bigger corners in the league.  How he will produce in Jacksonville is a good question, but it appears that the Jags are willing to give up a second-day pick to find out.  The trade cannot become official until 12am Thursday.

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