Joe Williams – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Joe Williams



Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
RB Utah 28 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
5'11 202 4.53 5'11 210 30 3/4 9 3/8

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
4.59 30 10'5 DNP 7.19 4.19


Williams had a nice career at Utah for only playing in 19 career games, where he had 314 carries, for 1884 rushing yards, and 13 rushing touchdowns. He has great speed, he has good vision, he is a tough runner, he is a good blocking back, especially on quarterback runs, and he is an explosive play maker. He also has an explosive burst off the line of scrimmage, he is hard to take down, and he breaks tackles with ease. He is a bit undersized, and is not known as a pass catching back. With that said, I view Williams as a day 3 pick, likely in the later part of day 3.


Has great speed

Has good vision

Is a tough runner

A scoring machine

Put up good rushing yards

A workhorse back

Hard to take down

An explosive play maker

A good blocking back especially on QB runs

Has an explosive burst off the line of scrimmage

Breaks tackles with ease


A bit undersized

Not known as a pass catching back

Career Stats:

Games Played: 19

Rushing Attempts: 314

Rushing Yards: 1884

Rushing Touchdowns: 13

Yards Per Carry: 6.0

Receptions: 20

Receiving Yards: 191

Receiving Touchdowns: 0

Yards Per Catch: 9.6