2021 NFL Draft: Breaking down the top three running backs
Javonte Williams, North Carolina
Williams had an explosive year at North Carolina. They had a potent offense with a one-two punch with his teammate, Michael Carter. Those two were both able to be complete backs as they excelled in the running and passing game. Their quarterback, Sam Howell will likely be a first-round selection in next year’s draft.
It was a potent offense that helped lead the team to an 8-4 record. Williams was a special player this past season and it showed in his numbers. He was able to rush for over 2,000 yards and 24 rushing touchdowns over the past two seasons. He also added around 480 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns during that same time. The receiving numbers might not seem as promising but he can grow that game even more.
Currently, Williams is projected to go in the second round of the NFL draft. That makes sense as there are better options out there in the first 32 picks. He would be a great addition on day two for any team that needs a running back. His size and frame will be another thing NFL scouts like about this player. He is a great prospect that could really bolster a running attack that needs to be fixed as soon as possible.