Is Milton Williams the next big thing for the Eagles? Milton Williams has been having a really nice season. A season that really makes you look forward to seeing what he can do next season with a year under his belt in the NFL.
If you remember it was the drafting of Williams in the third round of the 2021 NFL draft that we saw Tom Donahoe deny Howie a fist bump and give him a stink eye. All caught on camera. Something they never thought would see the light of day. It did.
I’ve seen people on Twitter saying Williams is a new ‘Beast in the East, etc. Even I jumped on the excitement train this past Sunday. But, all honesty, am I ready to say MT is the real deal and one day going to replace Fletch Cox and do it successfully? Absolutely not!
This is something we are all guilty of. We put these high expectations on these players and then bash them when they don’t instantly take the league by storm. I’m learned from past mistakes.
I like Milton Williams. In fact, I like him A LOT. However, I’m good at taking a step back and letting him develop. Admire from afar and not put unrealistic hype around a player who still has much to learn but of course, can enjoy his journey in the now. He sits behind Fletch and Hargrave. Two players who have been brought up in a 3-4, 4-3, and now working in a hybrid. Williams is getting an ivy league type education right now. All while starting to make a new for himself with the limited snaps he has gotten his rookie season.
Howie did the right thing. Trusted his gut and not Tom Donahoe (no offense, Tom). Milton will develop into the player we want and need. I’m just willing to give him the right amount of time to do so.
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