NFL Draft Scouting Report: DeAngelo Williams

A productive running back since his freshman season at Memphis, DeAngelo Williams is a complete player. With the ability to play in several different NFL offensive systems, he will be a high pick next April.

Full Name: DeAngelo Williams    School: Memphis

Ht: 5-9.5   Wt: 215   40: 4.55     Yr: 4Sr

Pos: Terrific all-around back with excellent potential for the NFL. Runs with tremendous balance, bounces off defenders and pick up yardage after initial contact. Works runs keeping the play in bounds. Tough to tackle. Sees the field, waits for blocks to develop then darts through the open space in the defense. Outstanding instincts and intangibles. Gets into the open space and follows blocks anywhere on the field. Gives effort blocking. Solid receiver out of the backfield.  

Neg: Cannot quickly cut back against the grain. Lacks flat out speed around the corner or down field.

Analysis: An incredibly productive back who carries the team on his shoulders, Williams is a terrific combination of athletic skill and football intelligence. Seamlessly came back from a broken leg suffered last December and presently in the midst of a terrific senior campaign. Top 32 pick next April and the first senior back off the board.


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