Trayveon Williams 2019 NFL Draft Profile

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Trayveon Williams
JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 31: Trayveon Williams #5 of the Texas A&M Aggies runs the ball against the North Carolina State Wolfpack during the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl at TIAA Bank Field on December 31, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. Texas A&M won 52-13. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Overview
Position
: Running back
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 206 pounds
School: Texas A&M Aggies

Combine Performance Data
40-yard dash
: 4.51 seconds
Bench press: 19 reps
Vertical jump: 33 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet, 1 inch
Three-cone drill: 7.44 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.44 seconds

Trayveon Williams 2019 NFL Draft Profile

Trayveon Williams enters the 2019 draft with a good resume. He finished his junior year with his best season yet, and has been quite productive during his college career. Williams averaged over six yards per carry in his career at Texas A&M with no less than eight touchdowns each season with the team.

Williams is from Texas. He went to C.E. King in Houston for high school and was a four-star recruit heading to college. He made his mark in his freshman year as an Aggie. Williams rushed for 1,057 yards on 156 attempts for an average of 6.8 yards per carry and eight touchdowns his first year. Add to that his 19 receptions for 91 yards and you have a solid first year for Williams. Williams took a slight step back in rushing yards in 2017 when he rushed for 798 yards on 173 attempts with eight touchdowns. But he also had 20 catches for 192 yards that year, continuing to prove his worth in the passing game.

Williams’ junior year was a break out year of sorts. He received first-team all-SEC honors and also was named a second-team All-American. In 2018, Williams rushed for 1,760 yards on 271 attempts for an average of 6.5 yards per carry and 18 rushing touchdowns. Additionally, Williams had 27 receptions for 278 yards with one receiving touchdown. At the 2018 Taxslayer Gator Bowl, Williams broke the record for rushing yards in that bowl. He ran for 236 yards on 19 carries with three touchdowns. His performance was a big factor in the Aggies’ 52-13 rout of the NC State Wolfpack.

Strengths

  • has good vision and patience to let the play develop and choose running lane;
  • showcases good speed with a fast 4.51 second 40-yard dash time at the Combine;
  • a shifty back who is able to work through tight spots;
  • consistent pass-catcher you can rely on as a third-down back;
  • competent as a pass blocker;
  • good footwork on various types of runs that allow him to get downhill.

Weaknesses

  • undersized for the NFL at 5’9″;
  • sometimes can be easily taken down upon contact;
  • field vision may be more immediate and not past the first defender;
  • doesn’t drop pads and press into defenders to get extra yardage;
  • needs to work on his cuts at the NFL level.

NFL Comparison: Maurice Jones-Drew

Teams With Need at Position: Chicago Bears, Buffalo BillsTampa Bay Buccaneers, Kansas City Chiefs, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland RaidersPittsburgh Steelers

Projection: Third to fourth round

Bottom Line

Williams is likely a change of pace back that could be a starter in the right system. Though he doesn’t the size of some backs, his speed and pass-catching ability should help. Scouts may have concerns about his ability to be a power runner and he needs to polish his skills in that area. But Williams showed in his three seasons at Texas A&M that he can handle every-down back duties. He’s a hard worker and should be a leader in the locker room on whatever team he lands.

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