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Round 6 #194 - Dexter Williams RB
« on: April 27, 2019, 01:19:29 PM »

Dexter Williams
Running back
SCHOOL: NOTRE DAME | CONFERENCE: IND
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.0 / 212 | 40: 4.57 | DRAFT YR:2019
PROJECTED ROUND
6th


Pos:
Hard-nosed ball carrier who runs best downhill. Effectively uses blocks, keeps his feet moving and breaks the first tackle to pick up a lot of yardage off initial contact. Gets a lot of momentum going up the field and displays terrific short-area quickness and burst. Very effective as a short-yardage blocker. Solid pass catcher out of the backfield


Neg:
Ineffective when he runs east/west. Lacks the agility necessary to turn the perimeter. Loses a lot of speed and momentum when he changes direction.


Analysis:
Williams comes off a terrific season but has limitations. He's a short-yardage ball carrier who can also be used as a pass catcher out of the backfield, but he may be nothing more than a fourth back on a roster.


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DEXTER WILLIAMS
POSITION Running Back
WEIGHT 215
HEIGHT 5-11
CLASS Senior
HOMETOWN Orlando, FL
HIGH SCHOOL West Orange


SENIOR SEASON (2018)


Leads the team with 941 rushing yards and 12 rushing TDs; has surpassed 100 rushing yards in four games, including 202 and two TDs vs. FSU
Broke a 97-yard TD run at No. 24 Virginia Tech, the longest of his career, the second-longest in Notre Dame history, and the longest in the history of VaTech’s Lane Stadium
Totaled 178 yards and three TDs in win over Hokies
Ran for 161 yards and a TD in win over No. 7 Stanford
JUNIOR SEASON (2017)


Saw action in 10 games
Did not play against Miami, Ohio (Sept. 30), North Carolina (Oct. 7) and USC (Oct. 21)
Gained 360 rushing yards on 39 carries, including four TD runs
Averaged 9.2 yards per rush, which led the team among ball carriers with at least 35 attempts
Ranked fifth on the team in rushes, fourth in rushing yards and fourth in rushing TDs
Caught two passes for 13 yards, inculding a TD reception at Michigan State (Sept. 23)
17 of his 39 carries went for a first down or touchdown
Three of his four carries on third down resulted in a first down or touchdown
Recorded four rushes of at least 30 yards
Rushed for a career-high 124 yards on six carries against Temple (Sept. 2), including a 66-yard TD run
Collected a 32-yard run against Wake Forest (Nov. 4) and 31-yard run against LSU (Jan. 1)
Tied for second on the team with four punt-return tackles
Tied for ninth on the team with four special-teams tackles
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)


Played in all 12 games, primarily as a reserve running back
Gained 200 rushing yards on 39 carries, including three TD runs
Ranked fourth on the team in rushes, fourth in rushing yards and third in rushing TDs
Rushed for a career-high 80 yards on eight carries against Syracuse (Oct. 1), including a career-best 59-yard TD run
Nine of his 39 carries went for a first down or touchdown
One of his three carries on third down resulted in a first down or touchdown
Recorded two rushes of at least 20 yards
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)


Played in seven games, primarily as a reserve running back
Gained 81 rushing yards on 21 carries, including his first career TD on a 14-yard run against UMass (Sept. 26)
Ranked fourth on the team in rushes, tied for fourth in rushing TDs and sixth in rushing yards
Added a 20-yard kickoff return against the Minutemen
Carried the ball seven times and gained 24 yards in his collegiate debut against Texas (Sept. 5)
Rushed for a career high 48 yards on seven carries against UMass
Five of his 21 carries went for a first down or touchdown
Both of his carries on third down resulted in a first down or touchdown
Recorded two rushes of at least 10 yards
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA


Rated 78th player national by ESPN 300, 94th by 247Sports, 114th by Scout.com, 120th by Rivals.com, 139th on PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team and 298th by Tom Lemming
Rushed for 871 yards and 10 touchdowns on 124 carries as senior in 2014 as running back at West Orange High School in Orlando, Florida
Helped West Orange to its best season ever at 11-1 in 2014
Scored three of his team’s first four TDs as West Orange in 2014 won its first Florida Class 8A playoff game in history with 42-21 victory over Timber Creek in quarterfinals
Played first three seasons at Olympia High School in Orlando
Ranked as No. 4 player overall on Orlando Sentinel Super 60 selection as junior in 2013
Rushed 179 times for 1,072 yards and three TDs as junior in 2013 at Olympia
Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in africana studies


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Re: Round 6 #194 - Dexter Williams RB
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 01:28:18 PM »

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Re: Round 6 #194 - Dexter Williams RB
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 02:38:35 PM »
His college OC was on the radio today. Said the following:

1) As explosive as any back he has ever coached for the first 20 yards.
2) Excellent and hard nosed regarding blitz pickup.
3) Good receiver out of the backfield.
4) Excellent on special teams, stands out as a gunner.
5) Smart, hard working young man.

Looking forward ..............

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Re: Round 6 #194 - Dexter Williams RB
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 11:03:46 PM »
"Good receiver out of the backfield"?

Williams had 22 career receptions at Notre Dame, and dropped his first 2 passes at the Senior Bowl. He improved his hands in 2018 but is still pretty inconsistent.  He has the ability to make positive plays in the passing game mostly in dump off situations when he does catch it..  IMO gaining Rodgers trust in the passing game will be a issue for him.

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Re: Round 6 #194 - Dexter Williams RB
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 12:59:52 AM »
He needs to gain coaches trust and playing time.

No disrespect intended, but it is time for Aaron to run the offense and throw the damned ball to open the proper read/open receiver. Great leaders inspire confidence and effort, not fear of being shut out or out of favor.
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Re: Round 6 #194 - Dexter Williams RB
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 07:09:20 AM »
He needs to gain coaches trust and playing time.

No disrespect intended, but it is time for Aaron to run the offense and throw the damned ball to open the proper read/open receiver. Great leaders inspire confidence and effort, not fear of being shut out or out of favor.

Agree 100%.  I wonder how many times Rodgers has been told that during film sessions? Hopefully, LeFleur, the new offense and a better defense will change his approach to some of that.

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Re: Round 6 #194 - Dexter Williams RB
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2019, 06:49:09 AM »
Maybe Rodgers being healthy will also make a difference in throwing to his outlet receivers. Williams is going to get a lot of carries this year if he stays healthy. He'll get his chance to prove what he can do. For the first time in a bit, Green Bay has a back-up for the primary RB that has a similar game. One cut, get up the field quickly. Both have similar speed. Aaron has a little better quickness I suspect, but the running game shouldn't lose a beat.
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