The college football world is still waiting for Oklahoma transfer quarterback Caleb Williams to make his decision. He has several high-profile options, and there are pros and cons to each of Williams’ potential transfer destinations.
Right now, USC, LSU, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma are all believed to be in the running for Williams’ commitment. Those are all attractive options, and they could be contenders with Williams running the offense.
Having said that, there are possible drawbacks for Williams at each of those destinations, whether it is related to personnel or the offensive scheme. CBS Sports has released a list of the pros and cons at each of those schools for Williams.
Continue reading below to see the reasons why Williams should — or should not — transfer to each of the aforementioned schools, according to CBS Sports.
Pros: Wisconsin always has a strong defense and running game. Those two things have gotten the Badgers to the Big Ten Championship in recent years. The addition of Williams could help take Wisconsin to the next level, since he would undoubtedly bolster the passing offense. If Williams is able to make the Badgers more explosive on that side of the ball, he could set himself up for a run at the College Football Playoff.
From CBS Sports: “Outside of Georgia, Wisconsin had perhaps the best defense in the nation. If the Badgers can figure out the passing game, they could quickly become a legitimate CFP contender.”
Cons: On the down side, Wisconsin’s reliance on the running game could limit what Williams is able to put on film for NFL scouts. That program hasn’t exactly been a quarterback factory in recent years, and some of that has to do with a more pro-style approach on offense. Williams has the talent to become a top quarterback prospect in the NFL draft, but would Paul Chryst’s offensive philosophy allow him to get there?
From CBS Sports: “Saying that Wisconsin struggles to produce NFL quarterbacks is an understatement. Only 12 have been drafted in program history, and seven of them were picked in rounds 10 or later back when the NFL Draft was much longer.”