Each year, an NFL team has one or two rookies that stand out from the rest and impact the team in a positive way. For the Green Bay Packers, it was Damarious Randall two seasons ago and, arguably, Blake Martinez last season. The Packers’ 2017 draft class is loaded with players who could make an immediate impact. However, out of all the Packers rookies, Jamaal Williams is the one rookie who could positively impact the Packers the most.

The running back situation in Green Bay is not a great one. Ty Montgomery is the starting running back at the moment. He was the leading rusher for the team last season, rushing for 457 yards and three touchdowns. Those are very low numbers for a running back who is supposed to be a starter, so the Packers run game will have to play a bigger role for the offense in the upcoming season.

This is exactly why I predict that Jamaal Williams will be the rookie who will impact the team the most. Jamaal Williams is being brought into an offense that is struggling with the running back position. Ty Montgomery may succeed, but he’s also not really the best starting back a team could have. Montgomery is more of a hybrid offensive player who could play multiple roles. Jamaal Williams is a pure running back that has the size and speed to succeed in the NFL. He’s a traditional NFL running back, and the Packers haven’t really had a traditional running back since Eddie Lacy, a player who has struggled with weight and injuries in the past few seasons.

Williams could help bring a steady run game to one of the best offenses in the league. He could take some of the pressure off Aaron Rodgers and the pass game by bringing a balance to the offense so that the Packers could attack opposing defenses in multiple ways. Williams may not be the most elusive back, but he is a big and tough running back who runs well with the ball and has the ability to play every down.

Compared to the other Packers rookies, Jamaal Williams could completely change the team’s offense. Kevin King and Josh Jones are two other rookies who could impact the team in a positive way, but they may not change the Packers defense in the way that Williams could potentially change the Packers offense. All of the Packers rookies have the potential to impact the team, but we won’t really know how they impact the team until the season starts.

This article first appeared on isportsweb.com and was syndicated with permission.

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