During his final season at Alabama, Jameson Williams wore the No. 1 jersey.
But what number will Williams wear during his rookie season with the Detroit Lions?
Well, according to multiple people on Twitter, Williams was on Instagram Live on Tuesday night and he revealed he will wear No. 89 for the Lions.
Last night on IG live, Jameson Williams said he's rolling with #89
— Pierre (@DLFPtweets) May 4, 2022
Prior to the draft, Lions CB Jeff Okudah said that he would be switching to No. 1 for the 2022 season.
Before transferring to Alabama, Williams wore No. 6 with the Ohio State Buckeyes. The Lions No. 6 jersey is already taken by K Riley Patterson.
The official Lions website does not yet have numbers listed for any of their rookies so it is not yet official, but it looks like Williams will roll with No. 89.
Was Desmond Ridder the Right Quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons?
After a long wait for every quarterback not named Kenny Pickett (who was the 20th overall pick), Cincinnati‘s Desmond Ridder was finally the second quarterback drafted in the 2022 NFL Draft with the 74th overall pick by the Atlanta Falcons.
Ridder offers the superb combination of being a prospect who is younger (22.7) and experienced (49 games with 10-plus pass attempts). His final-season adjusted yards per attempt of 9.2 slots in second — trailing only Pickett — among the quarterbacks in this class who were expected to go fairly early.
From a fantasy perspective, Ridder will be an intriguing option as soon as he gets on the field thanks to his rushing ability. He ran for 18 touchdowns over his final two seasons at Cincinnati.
numberFire’s Jim Sannes breaks down Ridder’s profile and gives his top comparison.
“Ridder is similar to Jimmy Garoppolo coming out.”@JimSannes thinks Desmond Ridder could be a quality starter in the NFL for the Falcons #DirtyBirds | #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/uvHVKSIE1p
— FanDuel (@FanDuel) April 30, 2022
Brandon Gdula’s draft database has found these 10 prior prospects to have the most similar statistical profiles to Ridder’s. Keep in mind that these are based not on play style or traits but age, athleticism, draft equity, experience, efficiency, and production.