On Friday morning, Chuck Powell predicted that will their sixth round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks will draft running back Joe Williams from Utah. This came after Williams ran a 4.42 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Top official RB 40 times #NFLCombine— CollegeFootball 24/7 (@NFL_CFB) March 3, 2017
TJ Logan 4.37
Joe Williams 4.41
Tarik Cohen 4.42
C. McCaffrey 4.48
D. Henderson 4.48
DJ Pumphrey 4.48
There's no promise Williams will be available in the sixth round, but Chuck sees the Utah back in a Seahawks jersey. NFL.com's draft profile compares Williams to the Minnesota Vikings' Jerick McKinnon.
The profile goes on to say, "Draft grade is affected by some of the character concerns that could preclude his NFL career from taking off. The more tape you watch, the more you become impressed with Williams' ability to keep runs alive that other running backs couldn't. His ability to create yardage for himself is a necessary piece of the puzzle for NFL runners, but his inability to contribute on third downs could hurt his draft stock. Williams has talent as a runner and could fit a roster spot if teams are okay with his background."
The report also tells of one scout saying, "Just too many red flags for me. Getting kicked out of UConn for theft was strike one, but then you have his fumbles and his 'retirement'. I just don't want that hassle. Too many players to choose from." -- Area scout for NFC area team."