Indianapolis Colts Football

INSTANT REACTION: RB-KERWYNN WILLIAMS WITH THE NO. 230 PICK

Posted by Kevin Bowen on April 27, 2013 – 6:44 pm

The seventh round was the only round in the 2013 NFL Draft in which the Colts had two picks.

With the No. 230 overall selection, Indianapolis selected its first skill position of the draft with running back Kerwynn Williams from Utah State.

How does this pick impact the Colts?

The first skill position player for the Colts comes at selection No. 230 with running back Kerwynn Williams.

At 5’7″ and 196 pounds, Williams was a dual-threat back for the Aggies and earned All-America honors last season.

Williams rushed for 1,512 yards and had another 45 catches for 697 yards in 2012.

The senior season for Williams was his first as a full-time starter and he finished his career with a 6.6 rushing average.

Pro Football Weekly says that Williams “runs with intent, comes downhill hard and maintains balance through arm tackles.”

Before becoming a full-time starter, Williams was the Aggies kick returner for three seasons and twice he surpassed 1,000 yards in kick return yardage.

The running back position for the Colts returns starters Vick Ballard and Donald Brown to the backfield, along with short yardage specialist Delone Carter.

Pep Hamilton’s offense rewards running backs that excel at running between the tackles and for Williams to find a niche in the Colts backfield he will have to show that during training camp.

Williams indicated on the conference call with local media that he feels he can find a place on special teams as well which is something that all late round draft picks must be productive at in order to see their name on the 53-man roster.

Ballard and Brown were the mainstays last year for the Colts but there is room for a third back (outside of Carter) and Williams will be in the thick of that battle.


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