Javonte Williams

Position: Running Back

Height: 5’10

Weight: 220 LBS

Highlights here

Strengths:

  • Has an almost perfect running back build.
  • Built Low to the ground; Not too short.
  • He has good size and bulk at 220 to take the rigors of the position.
  • He is a better athlete than he is given credit for.
  • Good agility and speed
  • Explosive, especially once he gets past the line of scrimmage.
  • Amazing contact balance.
  • Breaks a lot of tackles just with his balance.
  • Williams has very good vision.
  • Physical runner.
  • Keeps his legs churning when he has the ball.
  • Has a good stiff arm.
  • Rarely brought down by the first tackler.
  • He will use a hurdle step, juke, stutter step, or spin move to get extra yardage.
  • Good pass blocker.
  • Falls forward for extra yardage almost every time.
  • Can even lead block in a two back set occasionally.
  • He does a good job of pressing the hole.
  • Doesn’t dance behind the line of scrimmage.
  • He is patient; He knows how to wait for his blocks to develop.
  • Good hands out of the back field.

Weaknesses:

  • Lacks real elite physical traits.
  • He has average to slightly above average speed for a back.
  • He is not a threat to rip off a 60+ yard run.
  • Does get a little high sometimes and gets knocked back.
  • Will try to get more than is there and ends up getting knocked back.
  • He will get beat as a pass blocker at times, when he doesn’t stick to his technique.
  • Spin move isn’t very effective.
  • Routes are very basic, wheel routes, flat routes, DV or Texas routes.
  • Needs to develop a variety of routes so he can be split out and offer more versatility.

Final Thoughts:

He would be a great partner with AJ Dillon. Although their games are somewhat similar, in that they both bring a physical brand of football, Williams is more versatile possible 3 down player. His agility, quick feet, vision, power, pass blocking, and hands out of the back field allow him to be an every down player. His contact balance is very similar to Aaron Jones. He has very few negatives. Could be a little more consistent and needs to develop his route running a little more. He lacks home run speed. His speed is good enough. He would come in as a rookie and immediately be the #2 back and 3rd down back as well. It would be like a thunder and thunder backfield than anything.

Draft Stock: Round 2