No player in the Southeastern Conference rushed for more yards last season than Texas A&M’s outstanding running back, Trayveon Williams. During his junior season, Williams racked up a whopping 1,760 rushing yards on the ground, which set an all-time single-single record at Texas A&M.
While Williams found success against the majority of defenders he faced last season, which one player stood out to him as the best defender he played in 2018? The Texas A&M back was asked that question during his Thursday appearance at the NFL Combine and one name quickly came to mind for Williams.
“(Kentucky linebacker) Josh Allen…he knew what plays were coming before we ran them,” Williams said, according to Dane Brugler of The Athletic.
That is even more impressive when you consider Williams faced both teams that played in the College Football National Championship Game last season. While the Aggie running back rushed for 138 yards on 24 carries against Allen’s Kentucky team, it took overtime for Texas A&M to come away with the 20-14 victory in the game. Williams lone touchdown of that game was the game-winner for the Aggies in overtime.
Based on Williams’ answer, don’t be surprised if Allen is the top player selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, by the time the draft arrives in late April.