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NFL Network has Broncos RB Javonte Williams as top breakout star in ’22

Sep 2, 2022, 4:13 PM
DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 28: Javonte Williams #33 of the Denver Broncos celebrates scoring a tou...
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The hype in Broncos Country for running back Javonte Williams is through the roof.

Everyone is high on the second-year player out of North Carolina, and rightfully so. He flashed in a big way in his rookie campaign, with some impressive tackle-breaking runs. Williams finished 2021 with 203 carries for 903 yards and four touchdowns, good for a solid 4.4 yards per attempt. He added another 43 receptions and three more touchdowns through the air.

Fellow running back Melvin Gordon returned for 2022, but everyone (including Gordon himself) expects Williams to be the No. 1 back on this team.

So we know expectations are high locally, but what about nationally? Well this fancy graphic from NFL Network should answer those questions.

Well, well, well. There are some darn good players on that list, so it’s cool to see Williams at No. 1. The person doing the ranking is Good Morning Football’s Peter Schrager, and he explained his selection more in depth on Friday’s show.

There are a lot of good stats in there from Schrager, including the bold prediction he thinks Williams will lead the entire NFL in rushing. That’s possible, but would mean another massive leap from Williams.

Regardless of what happens, it’s cool to see Williams get some love on a national stage. He’s no longer just Denver’s little secret.

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NFL Network has Broncos RB Javonte Williams as top breakout star in ’22