VIDEO: Jamaal Williams Looks Great Running WR Routes in Offseason Workout

Jason Schandl
Video of Jamaal Williams running wide receiver routes in an offseason workout.
Video of Jamaal Williams running wide receiver routes in an offseason workout. / Twitter: coachLukeNeal

The Green Bay Packers already had a strong one-two punch in the backfield last season with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. They added to the stable by taking another running back in the in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft — Boston College's A.J. Dillon.

Spending a high draft pick on a third running back was a surprising move. But with the way Jamaal Williams is running routes, perhaps the idea was to free him up to work more as a receiver.

This is especially interesting because the Packers have typically used Williams as more of a receiver than Jones over their careers. Each playing three seasons, Jones has 450 carries to Williams' 381, while Williams has 91 receptions to Jones' 84.

Dillon was not much of a receiver in college, either. He had 845 carries to just 21 receptions across three seasons.

The Packers, of course, are really thin at wide receiver. Davante Adams is a true star on the outside, bu no other Packers wideout had more than 35 receptions in 2019.

Could the Packers be planning on starting to line Williams up at wide receiver, letting him share the field with Jones and Dillon without limiting their snaps in the backfield? It remains to be seen, but Williams certainly looks capable of making the transition.

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