While reporting from training camp in Arizona, NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks has been impressed with RB Ryan Williams following a knee injury that wiped out his entire rookie season.
“The versatile power back is an extraordinary runner with outstanding skills. He is ideally suited to grind between the tackles, but also possesses the speed and quickness to make plays on the perimeter. In watching Williams work at practice, I was impressed with his ability to find seams in the middle of the defense and stick his foot in the ground to explode through holes.
He shows remarkable stop-and-start quickness and his decisiveness will lead to few negative runs for the offense. In addition, Williams is a capable receiving threat out of the backfield with the hands and route-running skills to catch 50-plus passes in the Cardinals' scheme. Given Williams' ability to serve as an all-purpose threat, the Cardinals suddenly have a diverse offense that can attack opponents with the run or pass from a variety of formations and personnel packages.”