Jamaal Williams – Running Back, Brigham Young University
Looking at a recent 7-Round Mock Draft done by The Pewter Plank’s own Zach Sauers he identifies Jamaal Williams as a potential pick in the sixth-round for the Buccaneers who have found themselves in need of running help after the drama with Martin and injury plagued season for backup Charles Sims.
Jacquizz Rodgers may come back, but there are questions as to whether or not he can be an every down back in every game for a full year.
Williams is a talented player who finishes his collegiate career as his school’s all-time leading rusher, but it’s not just stats he brings to the table.
According to Sauers,
"Williams is a big bodied back who has a lot of potential. Williams has shown great acceleration and vision..showing in his 2016 campaign where he averaged 5.7 yards per carry. – Zach Sauers"
This player wouldn’t be a straight up replacement for Martin, but he could be an effective member of the committee which does if the Buccaneers don’t go with Dalvin Cook or a free-agent to be named later.
It’ll be interesting to see how he measures up against the competition in Indianapolis, and you can bet his name is on the list of guys to watch for the Bucs.
I, for one, will be watching all of the amateurs turning pro at this year’s scouting combine. These five guys are the ones deserving of some extra attention though if you’re looking to scout names the Bucs may add to their roster from this year’s class.
Who are some other players you’re looking forward to seeing when the running backs, offensive linemen, and special teams players take the field on Friday?
Let me know in the comments or on Twitter, and come back for our look at Saturday’s participants a little later on.