- BProjectionRound 3
- Hand9 ¼
- Arm30 ⅜
Strong Points: Very productive -- more than 3,600 yards rushing in three seasons, as well as 66 receptions. Thick, compact build. Quick, strong, fast and explosive. Very good vision. Stays square to the line of scrimmage and can make a quick cut to find an opening. Burst after his cut. Strong after-contact runner. Breaks the long run. Surprisingly good blocker for a smaller guy. Reliable receiver.
Weak Points: Short. Injuries in 2017 limited his availability and production. Can hold up vs. bigger NFL defenders? Must improve route running.
The Way We See It: A very productive player at a top level of competition, Williams is short but not small; he is well- built, strong and powerful. Williams is very quick to the hole, staying low and attacking his opponents. In addition to quickness, he also exhibits patience through the hole, cutting back or jump-cutting to an open seam. He consistently creates yards after contact and threatens defenses with home-run ability. He might be short, but Williams will face up as a pass blocker and anchor. He knows how to use his hands -- including as a reliable receiver, mostly on check downs and short routes. Williams must improve his route running, but he has the overall skill set to be a starter at the NFL level. There's little he can't do, and he would help most offenses immediately.
Hub Arkush: If you're looking for a lead back for your RPO offense duo or trio, Williams just might be your guy. His comp is a slightly smaller -- 10 pounds lighter -- Kareem Hunt with off the charts character and football I.Q. Williams lacks elite speed but does have great quickness and explosiveness and he is a consistent chunk runner. He is also very solid as a receiver and in pass protection. Williams isn't the most dynamic or elusive back and may lack great natural instincts, but he led an offense at A & M and will be Mr. Dependable in the NFL -- on the field, in the huddle, on the sidelines and in the lockerroom.
Best Fit: Raiders, Bucs, Bills, Dolphins, Bears, Chiefs
Red Flags: Undersized, More quick than fast
NFL Comp: Kareem Hunt