Ryan Williams Scouting Report

Ryan Williams

Height: 5’9
Weight: 211
College: Virginia Tech
40 Time: 4.45
Class: Sophomore
Stock:
Projected: 1st-2nd Round

Stats

2010 – 111 rushes, 481 yards, 4.3 avg, 9 TD’s, 10 catches, 109 yards, 1 TD
2009 – 293 rushes, 1655 yards, 5.7 avg, 21 TD’s, 16 catches, 180 yards, 1 TD

Overview:

Ryan Williams disappointed many this past year. After a very impressive Freshman campaign, injuries derailed his Sophomore season. Williams is a very quick back capable of some nasty jukes. He runs with surprising power and can also catch the ball well out of the back field. He’s a complete back but he may have some durability concerns. He can be a great back in the NFL but if injury issues continue, he may be relegated to just a change of pace back.

Scouting Report:

Positives

– Nice size with great bulk
– Extremely productive Freshman season
– Great burst
– Excellent speed
– Very good lateral agility
– Capable of making quick cuts and exploding through lanes
– Nice vision to find daylight
– Very shifty runner
– Makes himself small when defenders try to hit him
– Runs with a nice forward lean
– Tough runner
– Will pick up the extra yards
– Capable receiver out of the backfield
– Does a decent job blocking
– Home-run threat
– High character player
– Has a lot of potential

Negatives

– Production saw a drastic drop Sophomore season
– Dealt with a lot of injuries
– Tries to dance around too much in the backfield
– Will look to bounce things outside too often
– Poor ball security when accelerating and cutting
– Runs strong but isn’t a threat to break a lot of tackles
– Can he handle the load of a #1 back?

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Speed: 4.0
Power: 3.0
Agility: 5.0
Vision: 4.0
Hands: 4.0
Blocking: 2.5
Pro Potential: 4.0

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