Jamaal Williams is the focus of this third part in a prospect film series where we break down the tape of each of the Green Bay Packers‘ selections in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The Green Bay Packers backfield has been revamped from just a year ago. Entering the 2016 season, Green Bay was counting on Eddie Lacy and James Starks to be the cornerstone of their ground game.
Now, wide receiver-convert Ty Montgomery is the veteran at the position, and rookies Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones, and Devante Mays will be expected to step up and play a key role at the position.
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It’s not unreasonable to think much will be expected from Williams in particular. As the Packers late fourth-round pick, he was the first halfback Green Bay selected in the draft. He’s also coming off a very productive career at BYU.
He left the school as the Cougars’ all-time leading rusher with 3,901 yards on the ground. And though he missed three games last season with an ankle injury, he still managed to rush for 1,375 yards and 12 touchdowns, while averaging an impressive 5.88 yards per carry.
Williams is a tough, one-cut runner who has a lot to offer the Packers’ offense. However, his game is so much more than impressive collegiate statistics.
After reviewing his film at BYU, we identified the four key traits that really stand out about his game. I also note an area of his game he could still improve upon.
*All player film courtesy of DraftBreakdown.com.