Pooka Williams Jr.
Pooka Williams Jr.  RB  Kansas | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Pooka Williams Jr.
Height
5-9
Weight
175
College
Kansas
Position
RB
Class
Junior
Home town
New Orleans, LA
63.0/100
Player Rating
16
PositionRank
4.38
FortyYD Time
Rush YDs
196
Rush AVG
3.8
Rush TDs
2
Receptions
6
Rec YDs
31

Pooka Williams Jr. RB Kansas | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Pooka Williams Jr. RB Kansas
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.38 seconds
Height: 5-9 Weight: 175
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Overall Rating: 63.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Rushing:
80%
Receiving/Hands:
67%
Pass Blocking:
56%
Run Blocking:
54%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 7th Position rank: #16
College Games: 26 College Snaps: 1149
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.
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How other scouting services rate Pooka Williams Jr. (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
326.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
34.0
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