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DeAngelo Williams

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Position: Running Back

School: Memphis

Status: Senior

Height: 5-10

Weight: 217

40-Yard Dash: 4.45(est)

Positives:


DeAngelo Williams possesses simply incredible athleticism, shows great balance and burst, with good shiftiness when moving through the second level. He also has great straight-line speed and acceleration when getting through the holes in the line. Has the ability to run around or over tacklers so long as they don't wrap up in time. Williams also has a good nose for the endzone, running harder as he gets closer to it, a la Shaun Alexander of the Seattle Seahawks.

Negatives:


Williams doesn't always show the instincts you want to see from a runner by not seeming to always read where linebackers and safeties are going in relation to his running lanes. Also seems to have some problems breaking tackles once the tackler starts wrapping up and pushing through them for extra yardage, but he has gotten better about it over the past couple of seasons. Williams has had some problems with leg injuries, which could be a concern for prospective teams.

Overview:


Williams is the active career leader in the NCAA for rushing yards, all-purpose yards, rushing average, and rushing touchdowns. He was named to the first-team All-American squad by Pro Football Weekly in 2004, in addition to a cabinet full of other honors and acknowledgments awarded to him.
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