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Trent Williams (OT)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    315 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 3/4 in.
  • College:
    Oklahoma
  • Conference:
    Big 12
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Selected by: Washington Redskins
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 4 (4)
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Pick Analysis: The Redskins opt to take the ultra-athletic Trent Williams over Russell Okung. Williams, who logged starts at both tackle spots and center during his collegiate career, gives the team a nimble athlete to play left tackle in their zone-based blocking scheme. Although there were some concerns about his work ethic, his ability to cutoff blockers on the backside on running plays made him a better fit for Washington.

Overview

Williams is an intense run blocker that played on the left side his senior year but will find a better fit as a right tackle at the next level. He has good size, but could still add quite a bit of bulk after a few years in the NFL. He does a good job of playing over his feet on run blocks which allows him to sustain blocks and redirect with movement. Once he smells blood he will drive opponents into the ground. As a pass blocker he shows good technique but lacks the top lateral range to stay with premier pass rushers coming off the edge.


Strengths

Williams has great height and a wide enough frame to support more bulk. Plays angry and finishes blocks. Strong enough to push defenders. Sets feet quickly and can slide with athletic d-lineman. Hits hard and establishes great position run blocking. Three-year starter with solid feel and instincts.

Weaknesses

Needs to fill out his frame or will struggle with the bull rush at the next level. Feet are only above average and he may have limited range in pass protection. Does not always take proper angles when run blocking.

Grade

8.6

 

Video Playlist

  • Redskins pick T.Williams

    Published: April 22, 2010 at 08:22 p.m.

    The Redskins select Oklahoma OT Trent Williams with the No. 4 pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

  • Draft Bus

    Published: April 21, 2010 at 02:58 p.m.

    Trent Williams and Gerald McCoy joke about fellow draft prospects Sam Bradford and Ndamukong Suh.

  • First Draft: Trent Williams

    Published: April 1, 2010 at 08:33 p.m.

    He might scare defenders on the field, but Trent Williams says crying on draft day scares him the most.

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