Blogskee wee wee wrote:
"You honestly believe that Chris Williams is a top 10 or 15 player? I like the guy, but I don't think he's that high. We've seen a lot of one-year wonders (cough Prechae Rodriguez cough), so I think Williams will need a repeat performance to deserve placement among the 10 or 15 best."
Yes, we have had the "one year wonders", and that's concerning, especially, the example you provided.
Others who have made a top ten position on this list are also reporting their first full season as well (Whitaker, Lulay)
Chris Williams stats for 2011
catches yards Avg Longest TD Games Played
70 1,064 15.2 71 6 15
Fred Stamps stats for 2011
81 1,153 14.1 75 8 15
The stats. other than the number of catches, are pretty similar, yet Stamps made the top 10 and Chris landed at number 34. Williams was also an eastern all star and CFL rookie of the year. Conversely to what you suggest, I think it's pretty impressive that Chris in his first year posted numbers pretty close to a veteran whose knew his competition and the league much better.
I'm not suggesting that Chris Williams should be in the top ten, but with his comparable stats and the recognition he received in the league after last season, he certainly deserved a MUCH better placing than he got.