The Steelers are reportedly one of four teams who are showing the most interest in former Boston College running back Andre Williams, according to the National Football Post.
Williams is an extremely productive runner, who hits the hole hard. You won’t see him leaving yards on the field. The Eagles senior was a rotational back his first 3 years at BC, but was basically the team’s entire offense last year. He had more rushing yards than any back in college football in 2013, finishing with 2,177. Plays like the one below demonstrate how he manages to find extra yards.
He was almost never targeted in the passing game at Boston College, but he’s an effective blocker. He shouldn’t need as much work in that regard as most backs do coming into the NFL.
The Heisman trophy finalist weighed in at 5’11”, 231 lbs at the combine. You’re probably saying, “…but, the Steelers signed Blount. They’re not going to draft a running back!” You don’t really think that…do you? If the right back falls, you can bank on them taking him.
Here are a couple of his games from last year. Thanks for stopping by and sharing on the interwebs.