The hype machine is in full motion for Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams . The second-year back from Virginia Tech is healthy and in rare form during practices. The production hasn't taken hold in two preseason game performances (five carries for 25 yards and three carries for 15 yards) yet expectations are still high. Cardinals' beat writer Kent Somers pointed out that Williams has the ability to "(make) something out of nothing" and added, "If he stays healthy, Williams shows every sign of being a special player."
Williams is a naturally shifty back who can change direction without losing any speed. While he lacks elite straight line speed, his vision and quick twitch abilities while running through the pile make him a great talent. Wells obviously hasn't lost his job yet though and both players need to continue grinding. With Williams though, he presents a great mid-round value. A month ago he was going around the middle of the ninth round while today, he's climbed up to a late seventh round choice.