Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Darrel Williams

Running back
School: LSU | Conference: SEC
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 225 | 40: 4.65 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.35
Projected Round
6th
Bio: 
Backup running back who rushed 145 times for 820 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 23 passes for 331 yards in 2017 to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Posted 233 yards and three scores on 52 carries as a junior. Ran for 296 yards and four TDs on 60 rushes in 2015. Carried 64 times for 302 yards and three touchdowns as a true freshman.
Pos: 
Nice-sized ball carrier with a well-rounded game. Sees the field, finds cutback lanes and quickly gets through the open hole. Runs with an aggressive style, rarely gets taken down by the first defender and falls forward when tackled. Patiently waits for blocks to develop, displays some shiftiness and uses an effective straight arm to keep plays alive. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield and effectively follows blocks.
Neg: 
More of a downhill runner and struggles to turn the corner. Cannot beat defenders into the open field or run to daylight.
Analysis: 
Williams is an underrated ball carrier who lacks great athleticism but is a terrific football player. He’s a triple-threat back who will help as a ball carrier, pass catcher and blocker when necessary and will be a steal on the last day of the draft.