by Anthony Haage
5’11″, 212 lbs RB, Notre Dame
158 att, 995 rush yds, 6.3 avg, 12 rush TDs, 16 rec, 133 rec yds, 8.3 avg, 1 TD, 0 Fumbles
Frame: Williams has the ideal frame for an NFL running back. He should be able to handle a three-down workload.
Acceleration: Although his speed isn’t blazing at a 4.57 40, he has great acceleration which makes it easy for him to get to his top speed and get passed the LOS and into the secondary.
Strength: “Juice” doesn’t go down easy. He lowers his center of gravity in the gap, so it makes it harder to tackle him. Arm tackles aren’t enough either.
Legal issues: Williams had an arrest in 2016 and a 4-game suspension in 2018 which obviously raises some flags for NFL teams. If he can stay out of trouble, he can be very valuable.
Elusiveness: Williams is more of a power back, so his elusiveness isn’t great. This really has no impact but can possibly limit some chances for big plays.
Dexter Williams is a very underrated running back. He did not have the most opportunity in his 4 years at Notre Dame but in 2018 he shined. He has great potential in the NFL and could become a future workhorse.
Player comparison: Mark Ingram II