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Top 70 MAC Football Players: #44 Jordan Williams (WR-Ball State)

Jordan Willams plus Pete Lembo equals bunches and bunches of yards. Seriously. Bunches of yards.

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It is a crime against all things MACtion that Jordan Williams ranks at #44 on Hustle Belt's list of the top 70 football players for the 2015 season. Cardinal faithful, you know Keith voted Williams higher than #44. However, while Keith may have the most educated, well-informed, and best looking voice in the room, that's still just one voice.

Prior to last season, Jordan Williams ranked as our #15 player entering the 2014 campaign. He followed up that assessment with a performance that ended in being named to the 2014 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team. That's a season after being named to the 2013 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team. Do you know what that means? Not all of our readers are lucky enough to have an education the quality of a Ball State education, so I'll make it easy on you. Jordan Williams is All-MAC First Team talent at wide receiver. Or NFL talent, depending on who you ask.

"(His) speed is more than adequate to make plays downfield, and he tracks the ball very well down the sideline. He possesses a thick build that makes it difficult for smaller corners to press him at the line or fight for the ball downfield," writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Before Sundays though, Williams has Saturdays to worry about. Also Tuesdays and Thursdays, because MACtion. The 6-foot-2 224 senior from Indianapolis will enter the 2015 season with 1,803 career receiving yards, good for tenth on the all time Ball State list. Statistically his numbers suffered in 2014 compared to a season before as the Cardinals juggled multiple quarterbacks and struggled to find an identity follwing the departure of Ball State legends Keith Wenning and Willie Snead.

This season promises to be different. Ball State will kickoff 2015 with quarterback Jack Milas as the unquestioned starter. With Williams opposite explosive receiver KeVonn Mabon, the Cardinals have all the potential to be ranked among the MAC's top receiving corps. BSU's uncertain rushing attack should feature multiple backs, so expect Ball State's success to ride on the success of the aerial attack.

2015 Ball State football gets underway Thursday, September 3rd when the VMI Keydets visit Muncie. Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm ET and will be televised on ESPN3.