Dan Quinn praises former UDFA WR Nick Williams

Published Oct. 29, 2015 12:58 a.m. ET

When Dan Quinn took over for the Atlanta Falcons, it was obvious that new players would step up and carve out roles for themselves. One of those players? Former undrafted free agent wide receiver Nick Williams.

While Williams is only 24 currently, he's getting strong reviews from coaches, specifically head coach Dan Quinn, according to Andrew Hirsh of AtlantaFalcons.com.

“I think it’s just the work and mindset that he has. He’s one of the best competitors we have,” Quinn told the team's site. “And that’s really how he played his way on to the team, in terms of, ‘OK, you’re here because of the way you battle and compete.’”

“The times that we target him, he just seems to come up with first down catch after first down catch,” said Quinn. “I think it’s that ability to know that when you go over in his direction, he’s coming down with it. He is a great competitor.”

Williams had the best game of his career on Sunday, catching three balls for 43 yards. Don't be surprised to see him carve out an even bigger role in the offense moving forward either.