Projected Round to Be Drafted:
After looking at the film on Javonte Williams the team at Prop Bet Fantasy grades him out as a 4 out of 5 star NFL prospect. Williams' talent and upside has him grading out as a day one talent, however he will likely be a day two pick in this springs NFL Draft.
* Lots of Tread Left
* Dynamic Runner
* Contact Balance
The fact that Williams shared the backfield with Michael Carter means he doesn't have a lot of wear and tear on his body, which will be appealing to a number of teams this spring. Williams is also appealing in the fact that he is a very dynamic runner who can stop on a dime, as well, as a runner who can make a cut and take it to the house. His speed shouldn't be a surprise as he is a former track star who likely will be clocked in the 4.3 - 4.4 range at this springs combine. This likely time will shoot him up teams draft boards. Williams quick burst makes him very hard to defend. Along with his ability and willingness to get physical and run through defenders. Williams is a solid back with a big frame who welcomes contact, much like Beast Mode used to. His ability to lower the shoulder and deliver a blow and continue is a credit to his excellent contact balance, which is arguably the best in this years draft class.
* Ball Security
* Pass Protection
The only concerns we have in Williams game are two that can be corrected with practice on the next level. The first area of concern is ball security, as Williams has struggled with security dating all the way back to his high school days. In the 2019 he fumbled the ball three times, but showed vast improvement last season in this area. The other area Williams needs work is as a pass protector. Williams is willing to stay in and block but just needs to work on cleaning up technique to go along with his physicality.
NFL Player Comp:
* Josh Jacobs (Las Vegas Raiders)
Williams best comps to Raiders running back Josh Jacobs. Much like Jacobs, Williams enters the league with not a lot of wear and tear on body. Like Jacobs, Williams shared a backfield in college with another capable back in Michael Carter. It is also Williams ability as a pass catcher that comps him to Jacobs as well.
Ideal Landing Spot:
* Miami Dolphins / Pittsburgh Steelers / Atlanta Falcons
Miami showed us last season they like to utilize the running back position not only in the ground game but also the passing game. This makes Williams a perfect fit for what they are looking to do on offense. Williams is a much better athlete then both Gaskin and Ahmed who both flourished when given the opportunity as the back in this offense last season, so the sky would be the limit in Miami for Williams.