RB Trayveon Williams, Texas A&M*

5’8” – 206 lbs. – 4.51
Has been a major contributor since he first arrived at Texas A&M, rushing for 156-1,057-8 as a freshman. Was named a team captain the following season but saw his production dip to 173-798-8. Served as the workhorse in 2018 and went 271-1,760-18 in a breakout campaign. Has a squat build with good bulk for a short runner; proved he could handle the load this past season, serving as the focal point of his team’s offense. Carried the ball from singleback, I-formation and (most frequently) out of the shotgun during the games reviewed. Lacks elite burst but is a decisive runner who gets behind his pads and barrels forward for a few yards a pop. Capable of generating forward momentum and driving his legs for yards after the initial contact. Does a good job of minimizing negative-yardage plays. Demonstrates good vision and footwork to recognize and slide into cutback lanes. Has build-up speed to hit home runs when he finds a clear lane. Capable of making the first man miss when he gets into space, although he turned in a dreadful 7.44 cone drill at the Combine. Works in spins and stiff-arms to break tackles in one-on-one situations. Pretty good ball security; fumbled seven times in 666 career touches on offense. Stayed on the field on passing downs and is one of this year’s better backs in blitz pickup. Physical in pass protection; not afraid to stick his nose in and deliver some good chip blocks or engage opposing pass-rushers from his feet. Also served as the lead blocker in some split-back sets, demonstrating the ability to successfully engage opponents while on the move, frequently executing cut blocks. Was also a pretty productive receiver in college, albeit primarily on delayed releases or your typical swing/screen passes; caught twenty-seven balls this past year. Flashes the ability to bring in throws away from his frame. Also did some work as a return specialist throughout his career. One of the most reliable, well-rounded backs in the class, he may lack elite size and explosiveness but is a pretty powerful, no-nonsense runner with vision, offering consistent gains between the tackles and contributing on passing downs as a physical blocker and solid receiver. Has a little bit more tread on his tires than some of the other backs in the class, but in accumulating it proved that he was capable of producing against SEC defenses as a feature back.

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