Aug 29, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams (34) reaches for the end zone during the second quarter of a preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

RB Ryan Williams 2014 Player Profile

Name: Ryan Williams

Position: RB

Height/Weight: 5’9”/212 lbs

Age: 24

40 Time: 4.61

After completing what many referred to as, an impressive workout, Ryan Williams was signed this offseason by the Dallas Cowboys. 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 at the next level. Sadly, injuries continued to plague him in AZ as well, and he only played 5 games in his 3 years in Arizona.

Aug 29, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams (34) reacts to his rushing touchdown during the second quarter of a preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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. Enter the Dallas Cowboys.

Ryan Williams now claims to be 100% for the first time and is ready to prove something.

Says Williams,

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.

He is a player to watch in 2014 and will be fighting for not only a roster spot, but also his career.

 

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