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.comEven 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.