Despite him getting off to a pretty slow start in training camp, the New York Giants are looking to get rookie running back Andre Williams into the mix of the new offense run by first-year coordinator Ben McAdoo. Well now it seems that his role might include him scoring lots of touchdowns throughout his first year in the NFL.
According to Jordan Raanan, who covers the Giants for nj.com, Williams looks to be in line to be the goal line back for the G-Men once the season begins.
He’ll be the tractor trailer the Giants are looking for down near the goal line so long as he holds on to the football. Don’t worry about him catching footballs right now. Just watch him put his pads down.
This would be a perfect role for the 2013 Heisman finalist who rushed for over 2,000 yards last season. Part of what made him such an effective back at Boston College was his ability to get physical in the middle when he needed to, and that talent always translates into someone the team can rely on to take the ball in his hands near the goal line.
The Giants are high on Williams, but he has struggled at the beginning of camp, mainly with catching the ball out of the backfield. That’s another reason why giving him the goal line responsibility makes perfect sense.
Once he can fix the pass-catching skills up a bit, then they could look into a larger role for him in the offense.