WACO, TX - DECEMBER 03: Terrance Williams #2 of the Baylor Bears celebrates with Kendall Wright #1 after a touchdown during a game against the Texas Longhorns at Floyd Casey Stadium on December 3, 2011 in Waco, Texas. The Baylor Bears defeated the Texas Longhorns 48-24. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
It would require a fairly spectacular performance by a WR to win the Maxwell Award, given yearly to the top offensive player in college football, so I wouldn't get my hopes up that Williams can actually do it. Being named to the watch list itself is pretty great, though, and certainly worth celebrating. Williams is one of several Big 12 offensive players named, including Malcolm Brown from UT, Casey Pachall from TCU, and Seth Doege from Texas Tech.
Williams, a senior this year for Baylor, will probably be the go-to WR on the outside in Art Briles' passing offense and is expected to go in the top 2 rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft. It's probably reasonable to project that all of Williams' stats will go up significantly from his breakout year in 2011, where he caught 59 passes for 957 yards and 11 touchdowns and was honored as a second team All Big 12 player. A repeat of Kendall Wright's 2011 is doubtful considering there will be a slight dropoff (at least) from RG3 to Nick Florence, and with Lanear Sampson, Tevin Reese, Levi Norwood, Corey Coleman, and others around, there will be plenty of hands to feed on offense.