Ryan Williams Scouting Report
Ryan Williams
Ryan Williams - Virginia Tech (HT: 5-9⅜ - WT: 212)
Combine 40: 4.61 - Position Rank: 3 of 35

Positives: Very stout build, can handle a pounding with his frame... Extremely athletic, has a 40" vertical jump... Doesn't have any problems holding onto the ball, did not fumble the ball in 2009 with over 300 touches... Great at making the first man miss... A very smart player who knows how to avoid the big hit... Powerful runner... Plays bigger than he is, has great toughness... Runs with an attitude, focused on the end zone... Gives a great second effort, can push the pile with his legs... Great vision... His ability to see the field is probably his best asset... Has an ability to see things before they happen that cannot be coached... Shows soft hands out of the backfield... Very productive freshman season, ran for 1,655 yards and 21 TD... Strong character... Very mature, took care of his brother most of his life who has an intellectual disability... Idolizes Walter Peyton... Has returned punts in the past, can contribute on special teams... A good combination of a north/south runner who can make plays to the outside... Tons of upside, has just scratched the surface of his potential.

Negatives: Did not run well at the combine, but appears faster on tape... Still needs to improve his pass blocking, redshirted his freshman year to focus on pass protection... Would like to see him featured in the passing game more... Went through an injury riddled sophomore season, missed four games... Coming off a very disappointing sophomore season that saw him amass only 477 rushing yards... Wasn't able to dominate in 2010 like he had in the past.

    Rushing   Receiving
  403 2132 5.3 84 30   26 289 11.1 43 2
2009 Virginia Tech   293 1655 5.6 66 21   16 180 11.3 43 1
2010 Virginia Tech   110 477 4.3 84 9   10 109 10.9 29 1

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