1) Introduction: If the Packers do decide to part ways with Jermichael Finley (a “50/50” proposition at this point according to the tight end himself), his replacement as the starter could already be on the roster. 2011 fifth round draft pick D.J. Williams may very well find himself as Finley’s successor. Despite being such a late pick, Williams intrigued the Packers enough to keep him on the roster for 2012. Williams is able to line up all over the field including the backfield. He’s also been a part of the Packers’ special teams.
David Edward Williams Jr.
- Age: 24
- Born: 09/10/1988, in Fort Worth, TX
- Height: 6’2”
- Weight: 245
- Rookie Year: 2011
- NFL Experience: 2 years
(3) Expectations coming into the season: Minimal. With Finley as the starter and Tom Crabtree as a backup, Williams didn’t have the weight of expectations on his shoulders as he continued to develop. A strong training camp however had many thinking Williams would present a strong challenge to Finley but that never fully materialized and Finley was the starter for the season. Other than that, Williams was expected to improve in his second season and give the Packers another viable option should Finley go down with injury.