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Denver Broncos select running back Javonte Williams with their 35th overall selection in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft

The Broncos select running back Javonte Williams with their 35th overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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The Denver Broncos have selected running back Javonte Williams with their 35th overall selection in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Williams figures to play a prominent role between the tackles and a larger, downhill type running back. He doesn’t have blazing breakaway speed, but he can run through defenders and gain extra yardage just through sheer strength. He’s also a solid pass catcher out of the backfield.

Javonte Williams college stats

Year G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
Year G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2018 10 43 224 5.2 5 8 58 7.3 0
2019 13 166 933 5.6 5 17 176 10.4 1
2020 11 157 1140 7.3 19 25 305 12.2 3

Through three seasons at North Carolina, Williams improved each year culminating in a big season in 2020 with over 1,000 yards in 11 games and 19 touchdowns on the ground. He also added another 300 yards and 3 touchdowns receiving.

What do you think of the Broncos decision to trade up a few spots to get the running back they coveted?

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