I'm not sure what to make of what I have found, but I have concluded this: Mike Williams certainly has the potential to be a star player in the NFL. If it's anything that limits him right now, it's his maturity about what it takes to be professional.

As many NFL fans already know, Williams attempted to declare eligible for the 2004 NFL draft, but was denied. However, he was fortunate enough to submit his final weight and 40 yard dash time.

Listed below are just a handful of wide receivers 40-yard dash times before the 2004 draft. They are listed by name, dash time (in seconds) and weight.

* Mike Williams - 4.50, 220
* Larry Fitzgerald - 4.55, 218.
* Roy Williams - 4.45, 208
* Reggie Williams - 4.50, 220
* Michael Clayton - 4.45, 185
* Lee Evans - 4.33, 196
* Michael Jenkins - 4.53, 213
* Rashaun Woods - 4.50, 194
* Devery Henderson - 4.37, 190
* Bernard Berrian - 4.41, 178
* Ernest Wilford - 4.58, 221
* Derrick Hamilton - 4.50, 213
* Devard Darling - 4.45, 205
* Keary Colbert - 4.56, 203
* Darius Watts - 4.50, 175
* Jerricho Cotchery - 4.63, 197
* P.K. Sam - 4.50, 193
* Triandos Luke - 4.45, 190
* Clarence Moore - 4.50, 200
* Jamaar Taylor - 4.45, 193
* Wes Welker - 4.60, 189

Williams was faster than, according to 40-yard dash times anyway, Fitzgerald, Jenkins, Wilford, Colbert, Cotchery and Welker. All are smaller by weight except Wilford.

Williams was equal to Reggie Williams, Woods, Hamilton, Watts and Sam, Moore . All are smaller by weight except Reggie Williams.

On the flipside, Williams was slower than Roy Williams, Clayton, Evans, Henderson, Berrian, Darling, Luke and Taylor. All are smaller by weight.

Listed below are just a handful of wide receivers 40-yard dash times before the 2005 draft. Listed by name, dash time (in seconds) and weight.

* Mike Williams - 4.60, 230
* Braylon Edwards - 4.45, 209
* Troy Williamson - 4.41, 202
* Mark Clayton - 4.45, 185
* Roddy White - 4.45, 201
* Fred Gibson - 4.50, 193
* Craponso Thorpe - 4.45, 189
* Terrence Murphy - 4.46, 189
* Reggie Brown - 4.50, 194
* Roscoe Parrish - 4.56, 178
* Matt Jones - 4.65, 220
* Tab Perry - 4.61, 219
* Vincent Jackson - 4.55, 238
* Larry Brackins - 4.50, 218
* Chad Owens - 4.60, 181
* Taylor Stubblefield - 4.65, 172
* Chauncey Stovall - 4.68, 215

Williams was faster than, according to 40-yard dash times anyway, Jones, Perry, Stubblefield and Stovall. All are smaller by weight.

Williams was equal to Owens, who is smaller by weight.

On the flip side, Williams was slower than Edwards, Williamson, Clayton, White,

Gibson, Thorpe, Murphy, Brown, Parrish, Jackson and Brackins. All are smaller by weight except Vincent Jackson.

Everyone can interpret this information how they would like. They are just little tidbits I decided to share.

This can also goes to show you how critics will pinpoint just about anything to find an element of a player's ability that is supposedly lacking. However, if these kinds of stats were brought up every time someone questions his speed, would that be justified?

In my opinion, Mike Williams has a maturity problem, not a speed problem! Considering Rod Marinelli is now the head coach for the Detroit Lions, this might be Williams best chance!