Re-post from Bally Sports
Wide receiver Jameson Williams, a St. Louis native who attended Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School before embarking on a successful collegiate career at Ohio State and then Alabama, was selected by the Detroit Lions with the No. 12 overall pick in Thursday night’s NFL Draft.
It’s the highest a player from the St. Louis area has been taken since the Dallas Cowboys selected running back Ezekiel Elliott at No. 4 overall in 2016.
After catching just 15 passes in two seasons at Ohio State, Williams broke out after transferring to the Crimson Tide last year. The 6-foot-2, 189-pound wideout caught 79 passes for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns, helping Alabama to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Unfortunately, he suffered a torn ACL in that game, so his status for the 2022 NFL season is still uncertain.
Williams will join a pair of St. Louis area natives in Detroit, kicker Austin Seibert (Belleville West) and punter Jack Fox (Ladue).