Sleepers and underdogs: Liam Jenkins’ top-5 NFL Draft crushes of 2019


Trayveon Williams, RB, Texas A&M

Williams is my biggest draft crush at the running back position this year and many question why. To put it simply, there’s nothing in his game that I dislike.

He just wants to move the chains, whatever it takes. He bounces off contact like it’s nothing, goes 0-100 exceptionally quick and he almost has this second wind where if a defender is closing him down, he can just switch on the afterburners. Effective as both a runner and a receiver in such a tricky conference, Williams has all the tools that the Eagles are looking for.

Williams averaged 6.5 yards per carry in the SEC last year and received for over 200 yards on top of his astonishing 1,760 yard rushing production. How can you not fall in love with that? He’s not as flashy as some of the other backs in this class, but where every other back has a weakness, Williams just…kind of…doesn’t?

He’s not a hard-cut guy and a poor showing at the NFL combine will raise question marks. However, I feel his poise, decision making and sheer heart, override that. Williams can hit the hole like a bowling ball, fly to the outside like a Wasp, or win one-on-one matchups with a flurry of exciting moves. I think he could be a real long-term runner at the next level.

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