Terrance Williams arrived at Valley Ranch for an introductory news conference Saturday sporting bright yellow pants and a multi-colored plaid shirt.
Stuck between tie-wearing fellow Dallas Cowboys draftees Travis Frederick and Gavin Escobar, Williams easily stood out. His calm, confident demeanor also made an impression.
“I feel great about my capabilities,” the wide receiver from Baylor said. “I know what I can bring to this team.”
Described by some as the pick that saved the Cowboys' draft after their questionable first- and second-round selections of Wisconsin center Frederick and San Diego State tight end Escobar, Williams provided great value as a third-round pick.
The club expects the Dallas W.T. White High graduate to make an immediate impact as the No. 3 wideout behind Dez Bryant and Miles Austin, while providing valuable insurance for the veterans, especially the fragile Austin.
“He's a big, tough, physical receiver,” owner Jerry Jones said of the 6-foot-2, 212-pound Williams, “and it's obvious to me that if we had a nick on Dez or had a nick on Austin, this guy gives us a real plus over there on offense.”
Williams is part of a seven-member draft class the Cowboys believe will be a factor in pushing the team above .500 for the first time since 2009, their last playoff season. By mainly following its board, Dallas landed what team executive vice president Stephen Jones called “a very productive draft.”