Jamaal Williams
Round 4
Potential Starter

Jamaal Williams

Running Back
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-0
  • Weight: 212
  • 40-Yard: 4.59
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Good size. Productive when healthy (3,900 career yards). Good play speed. Plays in a pro-style offense. Quick to the hole with good vision/instincts. Can pick and slide, jump cut and find a seam. Runs low and consistently gets yardage after contact. Don't see him knocked backward. Gets a number of mid- to long-range runs. Good hands.

Weak Points

Missed three games this year because of an ankle injury. Missed time in 2014 with a knee injury. Missed all of 2015 because of a rules violation. Not used much in the passing game. Needs work on pass protection (positioning, anchor, hand use). Not a real breakaway threat.

The Way We See It

An impressive back when he is healthy. Quick to the hole and a tough inside runner who gets yards after contact and can move the pile. Has good vision, is patient and a good decision maker. Once he sees an opening, he has a good burst to daylight. Has good hands but is not used in the passing game that often, and needs work on pass protection. Not a complete back yet, but has the traits to become a good NFL running back. Really like this guy. Won't get drafted as high as talent says.