- Height- 5’10
- Weight- 220
- Class- Junior
Javonte Williams attended Wallace-Rose Hill High School in Wallace, North Carolina. In his senior season, he rushed for 2,271 yards and 27 touchdowns. He was invited to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and received one college offer to North Carolina, which he accepted.
Javonte wasn’t on the field much in his freshman season, rushing for 224 yards on 43 carries and five touchdowns in 11 games.
His production took a massive jump in his sophomore season while he split time with teammate Michael Carter. Playing in all 13 games for North Carolina, Williams put up some incredible stats not just rushing the ball but also in the receiving game, finishing with 1,109 all-purpose yards. Outside of the great stats in a timeshare with Michael Carter, what should have tipped us off to Williams great year, was that he finished as the fifth-ranked college running back in 2019 with a PFF grade of 89.8.
As his junior season kicked off with Covid, we still were not paying attention to Javonte. That quickly changed as Williams showed to be a true three-down threat out of the North Carolina backfield. He ran hard but was also elusive, forcing the most missed tackles in college football this year (75). What was more impressive was his ability to do damage in the receiving game. He put up incredible stats while still being in a timeshare with teammate Michael Carter. After by far the best season of his college career, Javonte opted out of the bowl game and decided to prepare for the NFL draft.
Here is a look at his advanced stats from his junior season in 2020.
|Rush Missed Tackles||Rec. Missed Tackles||Elusive Rating|
Advanced Rushing Stats
|Explosive Plays||15+ Yard Runs||Breakaway %||No Gain/Loss Runs|
|42 (2nd in NCAA)||27 (2nd in NCAA)||56.5% (12th in NCAA)||15%|
Javonte Williams No Gain/Loss run percentage currently sits as the 6th best in this draft class. This statistic shows the percentage of his runs that were stopped at the line of scrimmage or produced negative yards on a run. Let’s now take a look at what Javonte does on the field that makes him so good.
Patience and Burst
Javonte consistently will follow his blockers and allow lanes to open before using his burst to gain yards. This is highlighted by his 7.3 yards per carry.
Contact Balance and Footwork
Williams possesses exceptional contact balance. He has a great low center of gravity, which helps him remain balanced through contact to pick up extra yards. He is rarely fazed by contact and breaks through most arm tackles.
Williams is quick and efficient with his feet and his cuts. He consistently does an excellent job of keeping defenders off-balance, keeping his pads square and level to get through tackles, and does a good job squeezing through holes created by his offensive line.
As a receiver, Williams shows soft hands. When you watch his tape, you’ll see that almost every time he catches the ball, he secures the catch and is immediately moving upfield.