Vision -Seems like he's prone to predetermining his gaps at times, which can be mitigated in a gap/power system. That said, he presses the wrong gap on too many occasions and runs himself into trouble instead of patiently waiting for daylight.
Feet/Change of Direction -Some of his cuts take a really long time to get started from. Doesn't seem like he has that needed short area explosiveness, he's better when he can roll momentum through his cuts in more shallow angles to carry speed.
Durability -Dude was a grinder throughout the course of 2018, he's got a stocky, low build that allows him to really challenge tacklers with his pads. High workload volume peaked in 2018 and he had a career season. Ran tough late in football games despite carry totals.
Balance -Contact balance is really good, he'll spin off an arm tackle or drop his pads low and absorb a head up block, keeping the feet moving and show ability to recollect himself and push for further yardage. His lateral mobility in cuts is fine, but lethargic.
Pass Protection -He's super sturdy in this capacity. I like how physical he is and how aggressive his strikes and blows are with his pads. He shows good vision and reactive quickness to redirect and square himself in the pathway of blitzers.
Elusiveness -He's got some slipperiness to him, thanks in large part to his blend of power, balance and an active free arm. His foot speed isn't great but he breaks down tacklers in one on one situations effectively to create a crease for himself.
Receiving Ability -Really, really nice hands. I like what he offers to reach and extend for the football comfortably and catch away from his frame. Usage has spanned both out of the backfield and in space by design. Love how easy he transitions into an up the field mentality.
Short Yardage Skill -His leverage and urgency as a runner have afforded him success trying to push through the pile and run his feet, does well to keep the feet moving and create that momentum. He may be counter-productive at times by running into the backs of his blockers.
Football Intelligence - Pretty developed in the smaller, supplemental parts of the position. That will give him substantial value to an offense, considering he does have early down abilities in the right system. His consistency as a ball carrier can stand to improve regarding his processing of gaps.
Effort -He runs hard, like his thought process when he challenges a soft corner to quickly get himself up to speed. His play in the pass game is a big divider for himself relative to a lot of his competition in the 2019 class.
BEST TRAIT - Pass Protection
WORST TRAIT - Feet/COD
BEST FILM - Mississippi (2018)
WORST FILM - Alabama (2018)
RED FLAGS - None
Trayveon Williams projects best to a gap/power style system. Thanks to Williams' effective pass protection and receiving skills, he can be at the very worst a third down back at the NFL level and should be a viable rotational back on the earlier downs. Williams has some questionable reads and pedestrian cuts, so giving him the lionshare of carries may work against the favor of his new offense, but he's a talented pass catcher and blocker who can step right into a niche role in the NFL.
Round Grade - Fourth Round