RB DAMIEN WILLIAMS, OKLAHOMA

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5’11” – 211 lbs. – 4.50e

OVERVIEW:

Spent his first two seasons at Arizona Western before joining Oklahoma in 2012, starting nine of the thirteen games in which he appeared and being named to the All-Big 12 Second Team. However, has been relegated to a reserve role as a senior.

STRENGTHS:

•    Possesses a muscular build with prototypical size for the position.
•    Has breakaway speed, can break long runs with quality blocking.
•    Agile, making smooth cuts both in the hole and in the open field.
•    Reasonably powerful and can gain some yardage after contact.
•    Does a nice job of consistently finishing his runs by falling forwards.
•    Capable receiving option out of the backfield with soft hands.
•    Will graduate without much tread on his tires, never a workhorse.
•    Has been retained in pass protection with some frequency.

WEAKNESSES:

•    Frequently dances or runs laterally behind the line of scrimmage.
•    Gets tackled for a loss far too frequently due to indecisiveness.
•    Statistics are inflated due to the occasional big play; boom-or-bust.
•    Rushing efficiency, yards-per-carry plummeted from 2012 to 2013.
•    Lost his starting job after just one season with the Sooners.

SUMMARY:

Williams is a frustrating prospect because he has all of the physical tools to develop into an every-down back at the next level, but it seems somewhat difficult to imagine him doing so because he hasn’t even been able to maintain that role in college. The type of running back who offsets a handful of negative rushes or short gains with a long touchdown run, his overall inconsistency and his propensity for dancing in the backfield will frustrate coaches. That said, he has a well-rounded skillset and could establish himself as an effective passing game option at the least, both as a blocker and as a receiver. RD 4-5

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