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2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: RB Kyren Williams

Big Board ranking: #55

Positional ranking: #5



Position: RB

College: Notre Dame

Class: Sophomore (RS)

Age: 21



Height: 5’9”

Weight: 194 lbs.

Arm length: 28 5/8″

Hand size: 9″


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 4.65 sec.

Vertical jump: 32.0″

Broad jump: 116.0″

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A



Phenomenal contact balance. Tremendous shiftiness. Great quickness and feet. Will shed low tackle attempts with ease. Extremely tough inside runner at his size. Very good overall vision. Goes full speed and packs a punch into contact. Very strong core and lunges forward when tackled. Will use hand to stay up and gain additional yardage. Not easy to bring down even for bigger opponents. Can make a defender miss in the hole. Feels space on the outside and will successfully bounce runs. Excellent juke move. Very effective stiff arm. Had multiple highlight runs when it looked like nothing was there. Makes defenders miss along the sideline. Terrific hands. Impressive focus catching in traffic. Great feel for coverage/spacing in the passing game. Runs option routes out of the backfield and in the slot. Cuts are quick to create separation underneath. Very dangerous on screen passes. Effective on swing passes. High intelligence and awareness. Will stick his nose in to square up in pass protection. Strong chipping defensive ends. Tough as a lead blocker. High football character.



Doesn’t possess top-tier speed or size. Concerns about running style leading to durability concerns at the next level.


NFL comparison

Austin Ekeler



Overall, Williams is a shifty, well-rounded back with great contact balance, quickness, and toughness as a runner. His top-shelf ability as a pass catcher and pass protector should put him in consideration to be one of the top running backs off the board.


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