Jamal Williams – RB – Brigham Young
With the Bucs’ sixth round selection they fill the sudden need for depth at the running back position. With the issues surrounding Doug Martin, the Bucs may look for another back to help their run first offense which struggled mightily in 2016. Jamaal Williams out of Brigham Young University has shown proof he has the ability to be a bell cow back in the NFL.
Williams is a big bodied back who has a lot of potential. Williams has shown great acceleration and vision for a back, with it showing in his 2016 campaign where he averaged 5.7 yards per carry. This running back may not look like your stereotypical Dirk Koetter back due to his limited work in the pass game and suspect blocking ability, but he has great value in the later rounds.
When the Bucs signed Jacquizz Rodgers off the streets, it was evident that his patience for the holes to develop was exactly what was missing in this offense. William’s shows patience when he is handed the rock and drafting him gives the Bucs someone they can groom and split carries with.
A three-headed machine of Rodgers, Charles Sims III, and Jamaal Williams may be an offer this team could jump at.
Previously: CB Brandon Facyson