ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — A year after selecting a pair of SEC wide receivers, the Broncos drafted another SEC wideout in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Denver selected Auburn's Seth Williams with the 219th-overall pick.
Williams, a 6-foot-3, 211-pound receiver, led the Tigers in receiving in each of the last two seasons and was a three-year starter at Auburn. He finished his career with 132 catches for 2,124 yards and 17 touchdowns. Williams began his career with a five-touchdown season that earned him SEC All-Freshman honors.
"Just being able to catch those contested catches, those contested balls," Williams said Saturday when asked about his best trait. "Being able just to be physical off the line and overpower my own defender that's guarding me and being able to make the big play. I don't shy away from the big moment at all. I'm ready for all [moments]."
Williams ranks fourth in Auburn history in receiving yards and third in receiving touchdowns.
His eight receiving touchdowns in 2019 ranked sixth in the SEC, and he established himself during his career as a jump-ball receiver who can make contested catches.
Williams joins Courtland Sutton, Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, Tim Patrick, DaeSean Hamilton, Tyrie Cleveland, Diontae Spencer — and several other players — in the team's wide receiving corps.
"It feels great just to join a group of receivers that's already established themselves in the league," Williams said. "Some young, talented guys that I can look forward to coming in and working with."
Williams could also play a valuable role on special teams for the Broncos. After the draft ended, General Manager George Paton said that part of his game was what separated him from other receivers.
"We targeted him as one of the top special teams players for receivers," Paton said Saturday. "He's like a piece of clay. He's really talented, he's big, he can run. As a receiver, he just needs to be molded. And Zach [Azzanni], our receiver coach, just can't wait to get ahold of him and develop him. And he believes in him, as well as our special teams coach. So, special teams was a big part of our third day. And he was one of the top special teamers as a receiver."
Get to know one of the newest Broncos, former Auburn wide receiver Seth Williams, with photos from his time at the collegiate level.