Pooka Williams Jr.
Running Back from Kansas 2021 Draft Profile
Pooka Williams Jr.
Height
5-10
Weight
170 lbs
College
Kansas
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
New Orleans LA
63/100
Player Rating
32
PositionRank
4.38
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
196
Rush AVG
3.8
Rush TDs
2
Receptions
31
Rec YDs
31

Pooka Williams Jr. RB Kansas Draft Profile

Cincinnati Bengals Signed as an undrafted free agent by Cincinnati Bengals
Strengths
  • Cuts on a dime with lightning-fast feet and the quick-twitch explosion of an Olympic sprinter out of the block. Very good vision.
  • Creative with good vision and patience, quick feet and smooth footwork to easily change direction and make sharp cuts to elude defenders in space. Very good lateral agility; difficult to square-up in tight areas with his smallish frame.
  • Has the feet and feel running between the tackles and in the open field. He has very good vision and patience to pick through defenses.
  • A balanced runner with good combination of wiggle and lower body strength. Possesses above average initial burst with natural explosion and start-and- stop ability to make guys miss - can turn on the jets in a flash.
  • Possesses quick feet and straight-line speed but doesn't have the elite burst to be a constant big-play threat. Improving patience as a runner, following pulling guards and makes good decisions on his cut.
Weaknesses
  • Not a blocker. Limitations due to size with obvious durability questions
  • Lacks size to be a true power back, will not move piles at the next level.
  • Does not always read blocks behind pulling guards. May not be big enough to move piles at the next level and has a tendency to bury his head too soon.
  • Does not always show a burst in the box, anticipates contact. Can get I turned easily on draws and inside isolation plays, shuffling and failing to restart momentum. Power in his cuts has been inconsistent. Tripped upon first contact.
  • Has a lean frame and lacks ideal bulk or muscle for the position. Doesn't have great strength, lacking a power element to his game to break many tackles.

How other scouting services rate Pooka Williams Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
326.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
36.0