Looking at Williams' 5-foot-8, 206-pound frame he fits the profile of a prototypical NFL running back in 2019. Via Vype
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HOUSTON – Trayveon Williams tucks the football into his arm, bursts from a still stance and is being pulled back by his trainer down the track.
Williams then moves over to a turf area where he works on footwork, shuffling his feet in between the yellow rungs on the ladder on the ground, while his trainer again pulls at the football.
It's all part of the plan to achieve a dream.
The former C.E. King and Texas A&M star running back is less than a month away from his childhood dream coming true and is continuing his work to get better every day counting down to the 2019 NFL Draft.
"It's crazy because growing up you have this dream and fantasy of doing this. Mine was saying I wanted to play in the NFL," Williams, who's Pro Day at Texas A&M is on March 26, said. "Going throughout college and having a pretty successful college career and making the decision is just mind-blowing that less than a month away my dream is about to come true."
Williams is coming off a solid showing at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis earlier this month.
The Aggie running back posted a 4.51 40-yard dash, 33-inch vertical, 121-inch broad jump, 19 reps on the 225-pound bench press and a 7.44-second 3-cone drill and 4.44-second 20-yard shuttle.
But the physical portion wasn't the part that took the most out of Williams.
"It was a lot of ups and downs," Williams said about the combine. "It was extremely fun. Believe it or not it was more mentally fatiguing than physically. It was a lot of stuff we had to do mentally but physically when you've been doing it your whole life it wasn't bad.
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