Joejuan Williams‘ season has arrived at a finish before it might even log off the bottom. The Patriots‘ veteran cornerback suffered a shoulder injury that may sideline him for the whole 2022 campaign, based on the NFL Network. The 24-year-old injured his shoulder in New England’s preseason opener contrary to the GAMBLING. Now, Williams is going to be positioned on injured reserve before Tuesday’s deadline for several NFL teams to tone down their 90-man rosters to 85.
Williams found its way to Foxborough in 2019 as a second-round draft selection of the Patriots out of Vanderbilt. New England traded up 11 spots for the chance to choose Williams and the team has largely not seen a return on that investment. Over his three-year career, Williams has been struggling to surpass that draft billing and contains been underwhelming as a job player within the secondary.
While there were some flashes over his tenure and contains been a versatile piece on special teams, consistency has been Williams’ biggest challenge and his 6-foot-3, 21-pound frame hasn’t translated to the NFL what sort of Patriots had hoped if they selected him.
In 38 career games (including playoffs), Williams has received two starts and contains yet to join up an interception. Over that stretch, he’s tallied eight pass breakups and 50 combined tackles. During the last two seasons, Williams allowed opposing quarterbacks to join up a 129.4 and a 96.8 passer rating, respectfully.