[Greenberg] Dexter Williams (Notre Dame RB) visiting Bears this week

Overview Ascending every-down running back prospect who showed major flashes of becoming an NFL starter in his most active season to date. Williams runs with a good combination of feel, force and juice, which allows for a variety of methods in creating yards for himself. His evaluation could require additional character work and his relative lack of experience could mean a slower integration into an NFL offense; however, he offers exciting upside with the talent to become a productive, NFL starter.

Strengths Possesses adequate NFL size with good flexibility Stepped into bell-cow role with ease Had four games with 140-plus yards and averaged a touchdown run every 12 carries Understands block development and where lanes will originate Adequate decisiveness as interior runner Presses line of scrimmage to set blockers up for success Loose hips to flow where his eyes take him Processes traffic quickly to work away from peek-a-boo gap-fitters Impressive acceleration Mashes gas to win foot races to corner or hit the home run Runs with square pads and drops heavy, pre-emptive blows on tacklers Small career workload for fresh NFL legs Ball security has been excellent in relatively limited work.

Weaknesses Small sample size with limited tape against quality competition Never more than 39 carries in a single season before 2018 Has an arrest (2016) and four-game suspension (2018) in his background Slew-footed running style can affect balance through cuts Needs to step in and square blitzers rather than defaulting to body rolls Easier to upend in space because of narrow running base Vision goes from good to average after he's past the line of scrimmage Average elusiveness in open field

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