Green Bay Packers: Reviewing The Draft (2011, That Is)

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Aug 9, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers tight end D.J. Williams (white) catches a pass while Green Bay Packers linebacker Vic So’oto (97) brings him down during the fourth quarter at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Round 5, Pick 141: D.J. Williams, TE, Arkansas

D.J. Williams played two seasons for the Packers, appearing in 26 games, making two starts and catching nine passes for 70 yards.

He was inconsistent on offense and even more inconsistent on special teams and wound up being cut at the end of training camp last August. He spent some time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and then was signed twice by the New England Patriots, but despite playing in nine games and starting one for the two teams, he did not catch a pass, and did not play in the playoffs for New England.

Williams was ranked No. 145 by Scouts, Inc., and fell right about where he was projected on the draft board. He was a player, however, that in Green Bay always looked better in training camp than he ever did during actual games. Then again, he was a fifth-round pick, so the expectations weren’t exactly over the moon, either.