Multiple sources are now reporting the Dallas Cowboys have signed RB Ryan Williams. After completing what many refer to as, an impressive workout, former Hokie and Cardinal RB just found a home in Dallas. The former Virginia Tech star running back was drafted in the second round (38 overall) by the Arizona Cardinals. Despite injury concerns in college, expectations were high for the well-rounded RB. Sadly injuries continued to plague him in AZ as well and he only played 5 games in his 3 years in Arizona.
Major knee and shoulder injuries hampered Williams his 3 years in Arizona causing him to miss the entire 2013 season. Shortly after the 2014 Draft the Cardinals released the former star RB preferring cheaper and more reliable options.
Ryan Williams now claims to be 100% for the first time and is ready to prove something.
Every ounce of of blood in my body, man, every inch of skin. I want to come into this game and leave it with a legacy. Not a legacy of being hurt, a legacy of being a guy you can talk about for years to come…
If healthy (big “if”), Williams is a complete back. At 5’9” 212lbs, Williams can effectively pound it between the tackles, pass catch, pass block, & break tackles. Not known as a burner, Williams also has a surprising knack for the big play.