Detroit Lions Rookie Makes First NFL Catch a Special One

The Detroit Lions have waited a long time to see their rookie first-round pick Jameson Williams in action, and the wide receiver rewarded their patience today against the Minnesota Vikings. Williams nabbed his first career reception in the first quarter of the AFC North showdown, and he made it a good one. Williams hauled in a 41-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jared Goff to put the Lions up 7-0.
Williams missed the first 11 games of the season as he recovered from an ACL tear in January's College Football Playoff Championship Game, his last appearance for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He briefly appeared in last week's 40-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, playing eight snaps and failing to catch his lone target.

The Lions drafted Williams 12th overall this year despite his injury, hoping he could eventually return late in the season and be a difference-maker. If today's spectacular start is any indication, they should benefit from their forward-thinking for a long, long time.
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