II: He's elusive
If you want to be impressed, just pop up a video of Kyren Williams' past performances, and count the number of times that this young man runs through attempted tackles. One of the reasons why I have lobbied hard for the Rams to give RB Royce Freeman carries in this offense is the fact that Freeman's powerful running style punishes defenders, softening them up for more elusive runners like Kyren Williams to exploit with huge gains as the game wears on.
The only problem with that strategy is the fact that Kyren Williams doesn't need to face a tenderized defense. He gets the job done as is.
Whenever I observe Williams run, I often find that he has this sixth sense of folding up right behind his lead blocker. He follows that lineman as far as he can. Then, when the running lane opens up, he takes off to daylight like the second stage of a rocket ship heading for outer space. For the most part, defenders are powerless to do more than pursue and watch him go.
Williams is not a big powerful running back, which continues to concern me. At 5-foot-9 and 194 pounds, I have openly questioned whether Kyren Williams can keep up this pace. Not only is he maintaining this pace, but he appears to be getting stronger with each game.