by Ryer Gardenswartz
5′ 8″ 206 lbs.
Rushing: 271 atts 1,760 yds 18 TDs
Receiving: 27 rec 298 yds 1 TD
Trayveon Williams will be entering the draft coming off his best season at Texas A&M. In college, he played all three seasons, but dipped a little after a breakout freshman campaign. He displays above average vision and patience allowing plays to develop in front of him. He also has the ability to break off for a big play at any moment. He ran a 4.51 at the combine and is noticeably shifty in the open field. He is shifty both in open space and at the line of scrimmage. He has also been effective in the screen passing game and can open up the game for quarterbacks if needed. His biggest strength is his character. Aggieland raved about his leadership and his alpha mentality, which helped him become a team captain in 2017 and 2018. Even though he isn’t the biggest back, he still proved to be an effective pass protector at times and isn’t afraid to fight off defenders.
Williams’ biggest weakness is his size. There might be concerns that he isn’t big enough to handle a full NFL workload, and seems more likely to become a change of pace back. As mentioned, he is shifty in space, but he can sometimes be taken down easily at the first point of contact. He doesn’t necessarily lower his pads and fight for extra yards.
Williams doesn’t scream immediate starter at the next level. However, due to his speed and receiving skills, he can still be effective. His production over three years at an SEC school is very promising and bodes well for the future. His football character will also be welcomed by NFL coaches. He projects to be a 3rd or 4th round pick in the upcoming draft and should provide necessary depth to any running back room.