Scouting Report: Trent Williams
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Offensive Lineman Specific Categories
Experienced at both right and left tackle. Plays with a mean streak. Always finishes blocks. Plays with good leverage and uses his long arms (34 1/4“) to lock out the defender. Gets out of his stance quickly and into his kick slide. Keeps his head on a swivel. Has the speed and athleticism to keep outside speed rush at bay. Solid run blocker than can bury a defender. Solid initial punch and has quick hands. Rarely loses a one-on-one block. A quiet, hard worker with no off-field issues.
Needs to further develop his footwork to play the left tackle position. Has some trouble with speed rushers than can go outside and then cut back in across his face. Not as strong as you’d like. Needs to work on the finer points of the position.
If Williams could somehow come into the league and play right tackle for a year or two and further develop his game, he could be one of the best in the business. While playing right tackle at Oklahoma, he absolutely dominated the competition. When he switched to the left side, he did a very good job but still showed a lot of room for improvement. However, Williams has shown improvement in every game since starting to play left tackle and his upside is unlimited. I would not be surprised at all if Williams is the taken as a top 5 pick in the draft as his versatility to play both sides of the line gives him a slight edge over some of the other top offensive tackle prospects.
Started 13 games in first two seasons at tight tackle, and then became the full time starter on the right side in 2008. Started at left tackle in 2009.
Awards and Honors
2009: 1st team All-American. 1st team All-Big 12. Honorable mention Big-12 offensive lineman of the year.
2008: 1st team All-Big 12.
Sociology major at Oklahoma.
No history of injuries.
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