3. Trayveon Williams – Middle Rounds
Anyone questioning Trayveon Williams’ ability at this point might need their head examined. Yes, it’s true if he had elite breakaway speed he might be a lock first or second round pick, but there is something to be said for a guy who has natural ability as a runner.
Williams set the single-season Aggie record for rushing yards with 1,760, which also happened to lead the SEC. He was top five in the country in both rushing yards and yards from scrimmage (2,038). Any way you want to slice it, Williams was one of the best running backs in all of college football.
Jimbo Fisher leaned on Williams, heavily. Especially late in the season in which Williams compiled nearly half his rushing total in the final four games, proving capable of taking the pounding of a grueling season and still having the stamina to perform at a high level.
Unfortunately the NFL is all about speed from skill positions. If Williams tests well in the 40, he’s a lock as a middle round pick, but that could slip if he runs slow.