As for the hype, one has to remember that the pads just got put on, so much of this hype is pad-less where the other RBs should be looking better. And Williams should be improved once pads go on.
That being said, Jones and Vitale seem like they might have #1 roles locked up, and the other Williams has the best skill set for this offensive scheme and on top of that, they're reportedly looking at Vitale as a possible physical RB/pass blocker role like Kuhn used to do. So I certainly think Williams could be at the bottom of list of these guys they want to keep.
That being said, teams normally keep 3 RBs, and unless they're counting Vitale as a RB, they only have 2... someone else has to beat Williams out and as of right now, I don't think Grant will (unless it's via STs). But Grant has the speed to wow, especially in non-padded practices. And yes he has the speed for jet sweeps, but so does Davis and MVS (and maybe others).
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