The Filing Cabinet
Another week and yet another article of The Filing Cabinet. Last week I highlighted two Texas defenders in DeMarvion Overshown and Keondre Coburn. This week we’re going to take a look at Baylor Runningback, John Lovett and Memphis Wide Receiver, Pop Williams. Let’s get into it!
Baylor primarily used a rotation at RB this year with John Lovett, JaMychal Hasty, and Trestan Ebner. Hasty, who went to the Senior Bowl last month, was very effective for them and should get drafted this April. However, their best back was John Lovett. As a Junior, Lovett started most games for the Bears. He has ideal size for a running back at 6’0” 216 and has a very versatile skill set. In recent years, Hasty was mainly their pass catching back, so Lovett really hasn’t had much film in that area, but the minimal film that he does have looks good. He is very athletic for his size and is a perfect fit for most zone schemes. The workload has really been shared in Baylor the last few years so Lovett has hovered right around 100 carries in all three of his seasons. Despite this, he’s been very efficient with his touches and if he continues this success into his senior season he could definitely get some looks next year.
Memphis has worked in a lot of skill players into their offense the last few years and they all have been very effective. Pop Williams is that next emerging guy. In 2019 he wasn’t productive at all with only 5 catches, but had put up some numbers in previous years. Coming out of high school, John “Pop” Williams, was a no star recruit and picked Memphis over Arizona State and Wake Forest. Pop stands at only 5’9” 169, but the first thing that popped off the screen for me when watching him was the juice he has. Once he catches the ball he is a big play threat, they don’t call him “Pop” for nothing. There is some concern for him of course being so small, but if he can stay on the field consistently and stabilize a role in this Memphis offense, I’ll be excited to see what he can do next year.