Mike Williams and 52 Other Underclassmen Eligible for NFL Draft

Ryan MaloneyContributor IIJanuary 19, 2010

"My past is past I can't do nothing about it for all my problems im sorry and i will for sure limit them for all the positives there will be alot more trust me!  I just want to forget about the past and open my gift tomarrow thats y its called the present! [sic]"

That is former Syracuse University football star Mike Williams' latest message to his Facebook friends as he prepares to enter the 2010 NFL Draft.  The standout wide receiver was among the 53 underclassmen to be granted special eligibility for the 75th annual selection process.

Williams caused quite a stir around these parts when he quit the team in November following an off-field car accident involving three of his teammates and a late-night trip to Turning Stone Casino. 

Williams was projected to be a top-five receiver in this year's draft class before his early departure from coach Doug Marrone's program brought his character into question.

This year's draft will begin on Apr. 22 and conclude on Apr. 24.  It will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on the NFL Network and ESPN.