2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about KYREN WILLIAMS:
Notre Dame, 5092 194 4.65. Third year sophomore entry, two-year starter, St. Louis, MO. Earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2020 and won the conference’s Rookie of the Year. First team All-America in 2021. In a league where very few teams use a one-back system, Williams can be viewed as the ideal third down back in any offense. His skill set fits any role you want from that kind of player. He can run routes and catch the ball like a receiver, he can be fully trusted as a blocker, and he can create as a rusher in space. The team-first, tougher-than-nails attitude and play style will be highly sought after by coaches if they have much say in the draft room. He is a safe pro, albeit with a limited upside, that will be dependable on multiple levels. A rusher, pass catcher, and returner all wrapped into one that can handle 15+ touches weekly. Multi-purpose back with the skill set of both a receiver and running back. Elite in and out quickness that runs ultra-low to the ground, furthering his balance and precision. Hard target to square up for defenders. Anticipates and reacts to tacklers as if the game were being played in slow motion. Has a rare level of suddenness to him with the ball in his hands. Patient and crafty, will create on his own and doesn’t need much space to do it. Tough as nails and it shows up in all facets of the game. Delivers a violent pop as a blocker. Stays on his man and will fight as if he were protecting his family member. Will try to score a touchdown every time he touches the ball. Well below the ideal size for the position. Toughness and grit only go so far against NFL defenders. Needs to know when to take the sure yards. Will have a hard time pushing the pile and falling forward consistently. Long speed won’t create the big play, lacks the final gear to run away.
2021 stats: 1005 yds, 4.9 ypc, 14 TD, 42 rec, 359 yds, 8.6 ypr, 3 TD 15-151 PR, 10.1 avg. OSR:28/28. Third/fourth round. (A-28 5/8, H-9, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).