Andre Williams (44) attempts to break free from a diving Maryland Terrapins defensive back Sean Davis (21) during the fourth quarter at Byrd Stadium. Boston College Eagles defeated Maryland Terrapins 29-26. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Andre Williams picked by New York Giants

The New York Giants decided to add another running back to their stable, as they can’t count on David Wilson to make an impact next season due to last year’s scary neck injury. Wilson won’t retire and should be ready to go next season, but he will need some time to get back on track. The Giants were able to bring in Rashad Jennings to replace Andre Brown, who signed with the Houston Texans after the team already signed Jennings, but they could still use another back.

That RB is none other than Boston College Eagles product Andre Williams, who had a ridiculous amount of rushing yardage last season for BC. However, he was always expected to be a day three pick because of his lack of impact as a receiver, as he didn’t even record a catch last season. He’s worked hard to improve his hands, so it will be interesting to see if he can make at least some sort of a positive impact as a receiver.

A bit like LeGarrette Blount as a rusher, there were also some worries that Williams’s style of play wouldn’t translate well to the NFL. I think his one-cut ability suits the Giants well, and I like the fact that Jerry Reese decided to add a quality running back to the rotation heading into the 2014 season.

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