3. Jamaal Williams
Jamaal Williams is in line for a big season in Green Bay’s backfield, but must first earn his carries. He appears to be in a three-way timeshare with Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery. While each player has their own unique strengths, Williams appears to be first in line to get the start Week 1 since Jones will be suspended.
Before then, Williams has a huge chance to prove to the coaching staff he can handle full-time duties. He’s more of the bruiser in this backfield, thriving in short-yardage situations. However, there are concerns about his ability to pass block and catch the ball out of the backfield on a consistent basis.
He will need to prove himself capable of those tasks beginning in the preseason. Look for Williams to get more work than a typical starting running back, as he continues to learn the ropes at the position. This will allow him to break off some huge runs and prove he’s worthy of the start in Week one and two. And maybe beyond.