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2014 NFL Draft: Running Back Andre Williams Drafted In 4th Round By New York Giants

Williams will continue a recent string of BC players who have played for the G-Men.

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With the 114 of the NFL Draft in Round 4 , the NY Giants have selected Boston College running back Andre Williams. Williams, who had a historic season in 2013 that led to 2177 yards and 18 touchdowns was vital in the Eagles turnaround from a 2-10 to a seven win team.  His season was capped off winning the Doak Walker Award, and finishing as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy Award. He will be joining fellow Eagles Mark Herzlich and Chris Snee in New York.

Williams had an up and down career with the Eagles. He started as a freshman and became a household name for Eagles fans when he ran for 185 yards against Syracuse, almost winning the game on his own shoulders. His sophomore and junior years were less impressive as he ran for just over 500 yards both seasons. The struggles were partially due to injuries, partially due to a heavy emphasis on passing the ball, and also due to some questionable talent on the front line.

But his senior season was one big party for Andre Williams. His season included ripping the soul of Wake Forest, keeping BC in games against Clemson and FSU and steam rolling New Mexico State, North Carolina State and Maryland. Injuries prevented him from truly being effective against Syracuse and Arizona in the season ending bowl game.

Earlier we described Andre Williams as:

Bright, hard working and dedicated, whatever team decides to draft Williams will also get a player that scores high on all intangibles. As we all saw last year Williams has deceptively good speed for a physical runner. Built like a freight train, Williams strength should be an asset for NFL teams that are looking for a power running back. When he gets a good head of steam there aren't many defenders that can take him down in the open field, especially when he hits the second level. Want to try and arm tackle him? Good luck. With a good front five Williams has good vision and can attack gaps with great tenacity. Reminds me of a Marshawn Lynch lite, which should be seen as nothing but the highest compliment for Williams.

Best of luck with the G-Men!