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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

Carnell Williams - HB

 Carnell Williams Grade: 4.44
 Position: HB
 Class: Sr
 School: Auburn
 Conference: SEC
 Ht., Wt.: 5-11, 217
 40 Time: 4.5
  Selected by: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  Round 1, pick 5 (5 overall)

BIO: All-Conference selection last season as well as SEC Special Teams Player of the Year. Led Auburn on the ground, posting 239/1,165/12, adding 21/152/1 as a pass catcher and averaging 11.4 yards on 22 punt returns, with 18.8 yards on eight kick returns. All-Conference as a junior after rushing numbers of 241/1,307/17, breaking the century mark 11 games that year. Scored six touchdowns against Mississippi State as a junior. Accumulated 745 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns during the initial seven games of his sophomore campaign before fracturing his left fibula.

POSITIVES: Quick-footed, elusive runner who combines both the physical and mental skills to produce at the next level. Displays excellent vision, sets up opponents, then easily makes them miss. Possesses amazingly quick feet, immediately bounces it to the outside or cuts back on a dime, losing no momentum. Fast around the corner, has a burst of speed and can run to daylight. Works runs and not shy putting his shoulders into defenders or picking up yardage off initial contact. Game-breaking return specialist and explosive any time the ball is in his hands. Effective picking up blitzes and blocking in pass protection. Runs well behind the fullback.

NEGATIVES: Not a strong back effective in short yardage situations. Ducks his head blocking, which makes it difficult for him to finish. Has had problems fumbling the ball.

ANALYSIS: A ball handler who possesses great explosion and quickness, Williams offers excellent upside for the next level and is a back who can be used in a variety of ways. Comes off a Senior Bowl where he was effectively used in a West Coast system and proved he could handle the pass-catching duties out of the backfield. Combines top athletic skills as well as football instincts, and though he may never be a heavy duty running back, should be very productive touching the ball 20 times a game at the next level.

PROJECTION: Early First Round

Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

2004 Receiving Statistics
Receptions Receiving Yards Yards Per Reception Touchdowns
21 152 7.2 1

2004 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
1165 239 4.9 12

2004 Passing Statistics
Pass Att Pass Com Pass Com Pct Pass Yds Pass Int Pass TD
1 1 100 29 0 1

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