Looking ahead to Dexter Williams’ rookie season with the Green Bay Packers.
In an offense that should look to run the ball more than we’ve seen in recent years, Dexter Williams will have an opportunity to make an impact in his rookie season for the Green Bay Packers.
At training camp next month, we’ll get a better idea of how Williams fits into the Packers’ new offense.
Williams put up 995 yards and an impressive 12 rushing downs in his final season at Notre Dame, while also contributing with 133 receiving yards and a touchdown.
Odds of making roster: 80 percent
There will be some competition for the third position on the depth chart at training camp. Williams will be competing with Kapri Bibbs, Tre Carson and Malcolm Johnson, but Williams will be expected to win the spot on the 53-man roster.
What to expect in 2019?
Early on, the sixth-round pick will likely have a limited role in Matt LaFleur’s offense with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams taking on the bulk of the workload. But much like Jones in his rookie season two years ago, if Dexter Williams can make the most of his opportunities, he’ll be able to increase his role.
The good news for Williams, and all three running backs in fact, is that LaFleur is more likely to stay committed to the ground game than Mike McCarthy was. And if the Packers can achieve balance offensively, there will be more opportunities for all three running backs.
At some stage, the Packers will need their rookie running back, whether due to injury or simply as part of the rotation. And if he plays well in his debut year, the Packers could have one of the strongest running games in all of the NFL.
Williams will offer depth at running back initially, but he has the potential to take on a bigger role on offense later in the season.