Chargers Draft Watch: RB Kerwynn Williams = Sproles Reincarnating

Sep 15, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Utah State Aggies running back Kerwynn Williams (25) carries the ball during the game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin defeated Utah State 16-14. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Kerwynn Williams- RB – Utah State Aggies

2012 stats:

218 carries, 1512 yards, 6.9 yards per carry, 15 TD’s

45 receptions, 697 yards, 5 TD’s

Some of us that grew up watching the ground and pound offenses of the early 90’s might not enjoy it as much, but it is absolutely undeniable that the name of the game is speed. Ball control and field vision are absolute must have characteristics for a Running Back in the NFL today, but the majority of runs you see on current highlight reels are not due to physical running styles. Running Backs like Danny Woodhead, LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles, Jacquizz Rodgers, and Ray Rice are making huge impacts for their respective teams not due to their power running, but for their field vision and ability get into open space on screens and stretch plays.

Running Back Kerwynn Williams out of Utah State exemplifies what it means to be a utility back. He is not only a great outside rusher, he also has phenomenal hands and an uncanny ability to find open field. At 5’8″ tall and weighing just 196 lbs, he is the prototypical size to fill the gaping hole that the Chargers have been needing to fix desperately over the last two seasons. He has elite speed and should clock in the 4.4 range for the 40 yard dash at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. He will be wearing RB35 as his number. Keep an eye on this play-maker as he could be a steal in the late rounds! What are the odds the Chargers take a RB? Let’s put it this way, the last time the Chargers did not draft a RB was 2007!


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