Aeris Williams, RB, Mississippi State #26

6002, 215, 4.59


Notes: Born in Racine, WI, his family moved to West Point, MS. Nicknames "A-Train" or "Train." As a two-year-old, his leg was broken in three places and he battled asthma growing up. Redshirted in 2014. Played in all 13 games in a backup role, rushed 40-206-3 (5.2 avg.) and caught 6-18, in 2015. Played in all 13 contests and emerged as starting running back the final 3 games, rushed 137-720-4 (5.3 avg.) and caught 7-45, in 2016. Played in 13 games with 12 starts, rushed 236-1,107-6 (4.7 avg.) and caught 16-142, in 2017.

Positives: Nice size. Good vision and instincts. Hits the hole with authority and can make a cut against pursuit. Has a knack for picking up additional yards after contact. Natural receiver with good hands. Can pick up the blitz.

Negatives: No truly outstanding characteristic. Lacks magic qualities in the open field and is not a true breakaway threat.

Summary: Not spectacular, but a solid all-around back.

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