5. Jamaal Williams, BYU (6-2, 220) — Film Grade: *82.0
Quick Take: Williams may be my favorite back in this class to evaluate. He’s an explosive one-cut runner with a good balance of speed and power. He runs hard and punishes defenders for taking him head on. He’s also very decisive in hitting the hole. He doesn’t waste time dancing around the line of scrimmage. He’s very sharp in his cutbacks and he will make a defense pay for over pursuing. He was the nation’s leading rusher in 2016 before suffering an ankle injury in the middle of October. When you factor in that he sat out the entire 2015 season and missed four games in 2014 because a significant knee injury, durability concerns have to be raised about Williams game. Despite the high film grade, this is a big reason why the former BYU back has slipped some in my rankings.