The Denver Broncos have several promising rookies from new general manager George Paton’s first NFL Draft. From Patrick Surtain II looking every bit the future all-pro to Caden Sterns coming out to ball on defense to seventh-round pick Johnathon Cooper racking up sacks, there is a lot to be excited about from this draft class.
Then enter their second-round selection, running back Javonte Williams.
He has been a tackle-breaking beast all season, but Week 9 he finally had his breakout game while sharing carries with Melvin Gordon. He piled up 17 carries for 111 yards on Sunday helping the Broncos to a dominant road victory over the Dallas Cowboys. He now has 95 carries for 466 yards and touchdown on the ground, while adding another 22 receptions for 125 yards a touchdown receiving.
Williams had five runs of 10+ yards in Week 9 and none were bigger than this third quarter run that helped put the Broncos up three scores to start the second half.
Javonte Williams's elite contact balance leads to a 38-yard run! pic.twitter.com/T8qooa70Z8— Joe Rowles (@JoRo_NFL) November 7, 2021
Congrats to Javonte Williams! Hopefully this is the first weekly award of many to come.