Texas A&M football: 5 players who exceeded expectations in 2018

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Trayveon Williams

It’s important to note how much expectations go into this. Anyone who had studied Fisher’s time at Florida State, and likewise anyone who had seen Trayveon Williams play the previous two seasons, could have predicted a good 2018 season for Williams. I don’t think anyone outside of College Station could have seen these numbers coming.

Williams led all SEC running backs with 1,524 yards and 15 touchdowns. He finished the season with 1,802 yards from scrimmage and 16 total touchdowns, each of which led all SEC running backs. He was tied for third in all the NCAA in rushing yards and had 25 less carries than the back he’s tied with. He finished third in the country in yards from scrimmage.

Any way you look at it, he should make one of the All-American teams.

Williams was Fisher’s workhorse and it will be interesting to see if he decides to return for his senior season. There isn’t a doubt in my mind Williams will be selected, but he could improve his draft stock having one more season in the offense that finally took advantage of his skill set.