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Eagles Pursuing Running Back Trayveon Williams

Updated: Apr 24, 2019

While there is a ton of speculation spinning around this time of year about team's interest in prospects; hearing it directly from the player's mouth takes speculative interest to realistic draft choice. Trayveon Williams took the Eagles' speculative interest into a realistic draft choice.


After Texas A&M's pro day, Williams was asked by a reporter: "who are you talking to the most in terms of teams?"


Williams listed three teams, and of course the Eagles were the first of three mentioned, with the Bears and Texans. While the Bears and Texans also appear to have interest, it seems like the Eagles are really doing their due diligence with Trayveon. Here's a better look into the player that Williams is.


Trayveon Williams | RB | 5'8 206lbs

Williams is clearly a smaller back, but put on weight in the 2018 offseason to shoulder more of a load for Jimbo Fisher's first year in the offense. Williams is not very elusive, however he does stack moves pretty well. This allows him to force missed tackles. While he only ran a 4.5 forty, he shows the ability to get around the outside on film. In pass protection, Williams can hold his own. This gives him added value on 3rd-downs as Trayveon can also catch well out of the backfield. Williams put up huge numbers this season: rushing for 1,760 yards, and put up 18 TDs. However, what stands out the most were his games against Clemson and Alabama. In those games combined Williams rushed the ball 25 times for 62 yards. This may have a lot to do with the skill level differences between a Clemson/Alabama D-Line vs the Aggies O-Line, but typically those defenses are good yard markers. LSU also had a strong defense in 2018, and Williams rushed 35 times for 198 yards and two scores.


Given his size and strength, Williams seems to be capped out as a committee back, unless he proves otherwise.


Current Projection: 3rd-4th Round

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