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Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams is bringing a welcome championship pedigree to Los Angeles, something that has been in short supply for the Bolts to date.
The city’s favorite team has already been struggling in the Los Angeles Lakers, and the L.A. Rams’ Hollywood return was a decisive flop. As such, there are opportunities for the Chargers to snag a chunk of the new/casual fan market share in the city should they be able to do some winning.
Fortunately, Williams brings two ACC championship rings and one National Championship ring to the table as a rookie in 2017. A fact that the No. 7 overall pick is proud to demonstrate via his Twitter cover photo.
In an interview on the Chargers’ website after he was drafted, Williams discussed Clemson’s winning culture and how he fit in. “Guys like Jacoby Ford, Sammy Watkins, (DeAndre) Hopkins, Martavis Bryant (and) Charone Peake… set the standard.”
Like the aforementioned guys, Williams wants to pass “the torch to the younger guys” and set the same standard.
Having spent four years with the Tigers in college, Williams has absorbed a winning football culture his entire adult life. Simply put, all he knows is winning.
And for a team that could use a cultural turnaround and is starving for its first Super Bowl rings, Williams was absolutely the right pick in the first round for the Bolts.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.