Matt Maiocco: "Joe Williams seems like a new man, coming back after a day off. He's really running strong and looks to be playing at a much higher level"
Maiocco also Tweeted: "As noted, rookie RB Joe Williams is coming on strong. RB coach Bobby Turner had a little talk with him about finishing plays."
At the request of new HC Kyle Shanahan, the team traded up in the fourth round to draft Williams, who quit football due to depression in 2016 but returned to gain 1,332 yards in his final seven games after seeing a psychiatrist during his time away from the game. He even set the Rose Bowl stadium record for a college running back with 332 rushing yards in a win over UCLA. Carlos Hyde reportedly looks great in camp, so as an injury play, Williams is worth a late-round pick.