Buzz: Jets interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams?

The New York Jets, along with at least three other AFC teams have shown significant interest in Boston College running back Andre Williams, writes Aaron Wilson for National Football Post. (NFP, April 18)

Williams (5’11″ 230 lbs) won 2013′s Doak Walker Award by shattering the Boston College single-season rushing record with 2,177 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns last season.

Williams ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds at his Pro Day workout, slightly improving 4.56 showing at the Combine.

Four AFC teams have expressed interest in Andre Williams, according to Wilson.  Beyond the Jets, the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers are among the interested parties, per league sources.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Even though the Jets just added a running back this past week in the form of Chris Johnson, is the team still interested in adding another potential playmaker to the position through the draft?  The team might use one of their picks, but between Ivory and Johnson it seems like the team would have the workhorse role locked up … something that Williams could very well become in the NFL.  Wiliams has drawn second-round to third-round grades, so in the light of adding Chris Johnson he might now be a player in which the Jets forego further interest.

Should the Jets consider drafting a running back it might be more the pass-catching / big play speedster to sit in the third or fouth spot behind Ivory and Johnson.




9 comments
Zartan
Zartan

One of my late rd prospects.

Mike Milea
Mike Milea

DeAnthony Thomas... Dri Archer... These guys are going to play a significant role on whatever team they end up on and there for sure will be highlights of both these guys taking it to the house in their rookie seasons. Either there will be highlights of them taking the rock to the house, or highlights of them getting lit up because they're actually pretty small... but their speed cant be overlooked.

Edwin Cruz
Edwin Cruz

The JETS need playmakers that can hold on to the Ball.....yards after catch would help. 

juunit
juunit

Yeeeeees. Makes sense too. We obviously like BC players. Pantale last year and we've brought in some of their guys this year too.

levi
levi

@Zartan  The article says he is a 2nd or third rounder.

juunit
juunit

He is a certified beast.