Trayveon Williams

Texas A&M

Prospect Info

College
Texas A&M
Hometown
Class
TX
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
5' 8"
206 lbs
30 3/8”
Hands
9 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.54
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2019 Draft Results

Drafted by
Cincinnati
Bengals
Round 6 ‧ Pick 9
40 Yard Dash
4.51u
Seconds
 
Bench Press
19
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
121.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.44
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.44
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

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Williams was a star back at Houston's C.E. King High School, rushing for about 4,000 yards and over 40 touchdowns in his final two seasons there. That success put him in the top 10 for all-purpose running back recruits in the country and landed him many scholarship opportunities. Williams stayed in-state, and quickly became a difference-maker for the Aggies, becoming the first true freshman in program history to run for over 1,000 yards (1,057 on 156 carries, 6.8 per, eight touchdowns) while also catching 19 passes for 91 yards and returning five kickoffs for 82 yards (16.4 average) in 13 games (two starts). He contributed heavily again as a sophomore in 12 starts as a runner (173-798-4.6, eight touchdowns), receiver (20 catches, 192 yards, 9.6 average), and kickoff returner (six returns, 183 yards, 30.5 average). Williams broke out in a major way as a junior, earning first-team All-SEC and second-team Associated Press All-American honors by finishing in the top five nationally with 1,524 rushing yards and scoring 15 times on 252 carries (6.1 average). He also caught 27 passes for 278 yards (10.3 average) and a touchdown.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 4
NFL Comparison
Elijah McGuire
Overview
Productive runner who added weight and stepped into an every-down role and became one of the big SEC surprises in his first season in Jimbo Fisher's offense. Williams isn't overly dynamic by NFL standards, but he's a calm runner who stacks moves and eludes defenders to post his fair share of chunk runs. He's tough but undersized and might get pigeon-holed as a committee back with above-average third-down value thanks to his tenacity as a pass-blocker.
Strengths
  • Football character flies off-the-charts
  • Outspoken alpha who set the tone for the team
  • Raved about inside the program
  • Added weight in 2018 off-season to shoulder heavy workload
  • Coaches say he got stronger physically and mentally as season wore on
  • Transitioned effectively into pro-style rushing attack
  • Calm runner who stays in his shoes
  • Good stutter-go to freeze tackler and open perimeter
  • Tacklers had a hard time finishing him in space
  • Changes direction of the run without gearing down
  • Handled every-down duties and is a fighter in pass protection
  • Proved to be reliable pass catcher no matter the route
Weaknesses
  • Looks small at times on tape
  • Has a tendency to play at one speed
  • Average creativity as a runner
  • Can do a better job of pressing the line to set-up blocks
  • Would benefit from more fastball in his burst
  • Will need to better decisiveness as NFL runner
  • Struggles with sudden elusive movements when he elevates speed
  • Needs to see and plan his cuts in advance
  • Doesn't run with NFL-caliber power to stride and drive forward
Sources Tell Us

"The road scouts weren't really feeling him but I just take that kind of production seriously with SEC backs. And it's not just this year; he's had three years at it." -- Area scout for NFC team
GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league