BIO: Led the Tide in rushing as a senior with 280/1,367/14, also adding 24/161/1 as a receiver. Junior totals were 130/921/5 on the ground with 21/228 as a receiver. Began his career at Texas Tech in 1999 and posted 112/658/7 on the ground as a true freshman. Has torn the posterior cruciate ligament in both knees.
POSITIVES: Quick, elusive ball carrier that nicely fits in as a third-down back. Displays vision, instinct and terrific patience. Runs with a darting style, bounces it to the outside and has a burst of speed. Good first-step quickness, which freezes defenders. Follows blocks at the line or down the field, quickly cuts back against the grain and gets into the open area. Runs low to the ground and gets lost behind linemen. Works to come free as a receiver and displays soft, natural hands with the ability to pluck the pass out of the air.
NEGATIVES: Small, cannot take a pounding on the inside nor is he a back that picks up yardage off initial contact. Marginal blocking skills and, at times, gives half-hearted efforts.
ANALYSIS: An explosive back best on the outside, Williams combines a variety of skills and produces anytime the ball's in his hands. A skill player that can be lined up at several spots and will be effective touching the ball five-to-10 times a game in the NFL.