On any given play in the NFL this year, Javonte Williams was the hardest player to tackle. Coming out of North Carolina, the best trait the young back had to offer was his contact balance. To say this attribute carried over well to the league would be an understatement. According to PFF, 63 defenders failed to bring down Williams, and the only back to exceed that total was Indianapolis Colt’s MVP candidate Jonathan Taylor. Taylor managed 2 more broken tackles, on an extra 129 carries.
Of all running backs with over 100 carries, Javonte ranked 7th in the league in yards after contact, averaging 3.42 per play, ending the season with a total of 694 yards after contact. That’s over 75% of Javonte’s total rushing yardage on the season!
Javonte isn’t just a power back; he ended the year 7th in carries over ten yards with 25, and was 10th in the league in breakaway yards with 228. He also showed promise in the pass game, adding an extra 316 yards and 3 touchdowns with an 84.3% catch rate, good for 9th in the league amongst backs with 40 targets.