The Broncos select running back Javonte Williams with their 35th overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.
NFL team source just now to me on @UNC RB Javonte Williams: “He’s the best RB in the Draft. He has the ability to be a 1000y rusher & receiver like @CMC_22. He’s as physical as @NickChubb21, as gifted as @A_kamara6 on 3rd down and as patient as @LeVeonBell. He is the MF truth.”
— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) April 30, 2021
Williams figures to play a prominent role between the tackles and a larger, downhill type running back. He doesn’t have blazing breakaway speed, but he can run through defenders and gain extra yardage just through sheer strength. He’s also a solid pass catcher out of the backfield.
Through three seasons at North Carolina, Williams improved each year culminating in a big season in 2020 with over 1,000 yards in 11 games and 19 touchdowns on the ground. He also added another 300 yards and 3 touchdowns receiving.
What do you think of the Broncos decision to trade up a few spots to get the running back they coveted?