The Carolina Panthers sorely needed to add an offensive tackle and moved up to the top of the fourth round Saturday to secure a blocker.
It is the earliest Carolina has taken an offensive tackle in the draft since Jett Otah in 2008 (19th overall).
The 6-foot-5, 327 pound Williams is a tough, powerful blocker at the point of attack. NFL Media's Mike Mayock called Williams a "right tackle only" who can compete for the starting gig in Carolina right away. The road grader should immediately help improve the ground game.