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With David Wilson's career over, there's more pressure than ever on New York Giants running back Andre Williams to perform as a rookie.
Williams was one of the stars of Sunday night's Hall of Fame Game. Fresh off carrying the ball seven times for 45 yards and a score, the hype around the NCAA's leading rusher last year is building.
Teammate Rashad Jennings told Dan Graziano of ESPN Williams' performance didn't surprise him in the least. "He did exactly what we thought," Jennings said. "He's a physical guy, a downhill runner. He's a talented guy who wants to play, wants to learn and wants to be great."
It was a performance that also drew rave reviews from the media, including Ralph Vacchiano of Daily News, New York.
"Rookie RB Andre Williams is looking like the draft-day steal the Giants thought he was when they took him in the fourth round," Vacchiano tweeted.
And fantasy football enthusiasts? Forget about it. I'd wager that the number of leagues in which Williams will be drafted this year just jumped about 9 million percent.
Still, before we anoint Williams the second coming of Earl Campbell, it's worth pointing out that Williams had 10 career catches at Boston College and has been sketchy in pass protection in training camp.
Yes, Williams looked good. On one drive of a preseason game against a second-team defense.
Deep breaths, people.