Rookie Williams Awaits More Challenges

Lions' rookie WR not finding NFL life difficult, awaits more challenges.

Rookie wide receiver Roy Williams caused a stir in his recent comments regarding the degree of difficulty in his first training camp with the Lions.

"I thought it was going to be a hard, hard game to play," Williams said. "Especially, playing against 28-, 30-year-old men, but I've adjusted pretty quickly."

Although he was two days late getting to camp, Williams - the No. 7 pick in the first round of the draft - has fit smoothly into his role as the starting X receiver in coach Steve Mariucci's West Coast offense.

And Williams says it hasn't been that much of a challenge.

"The position I play, I just run a bunch of slants and a bunch of short stuff, so it's not that hard," Williams said.

The Lions are hoping Williams makes the transition from college to NFL as smoothly as he made the transition from high school to college.

As a freshman at Texas, he caught 40 passes for 809 yards and eight touchdowns. He played only the first series with the Lions starter and got no passes thrown his way in the opening preseason game but is likely to get plenty of chances as the season progresses.

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