Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Jamaal Williams

Running back
School: BYU | Conference: Ind
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 212 | 40: 4.59 | DRAFT YR:2017

Rankings

Grade
3.39
Projected Round
5-6
Bio: 
Four-year starter who was awarded Independent Freshman of the Year honors by College Sports Madness as well as First Team All-Independent. Ended his senior season ranked fifth in FBS in rushing yards per game. Was awarded FBS All-Independent and First Team Phil Steele All-America honors as a sophomore in 2014. Was named First Team Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent entering the 2015 season and was named to the Maxwell Award, CFPA Running Back Trophy and Doak Walker Award watch lists, but his season was cut short after nine weeks because of a knee injury. Received an invite to the NFL Combine and played in the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl. Finished his career with 726 attempts for 3,901 yards and 35 touchdowns.
Pos: 
Underrated ball carrier who is most effective on the inside. Strong, resilient and breaks tackles. Displays short-area quickness with the ability to avoid piles and defenders. Possesses a burst, strings several moves together over the course of a single run and slips the grasp of defenders to pick up yardage. Gives effort blocking.
Neg: 
Marginally productive as a pass catcher. Not a true perimeter ball carrier. Cannot create yardage or make something out of nothing. Past injury history will raise red flags.
Analysis: 
Early in his BYU career, Williams looked like a top NFL prospect before injuries hit him hard as a junior in 2014. He rebounded nicely last season and if medically cleared, Williams will be a solid late-round prospect who could be a nice addition at the next level as a fourth running back.