Scouting Report: Trent Williams

Written by Will Spencer on April 15, 2010



Trent Williams


Position: OT School: Oklahoma
Height: 6’4 5/8 Weight: 315 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.88

Overall Grade:

7.26

Draft Projection:

First Round



Draft Breakdown Red Star Player


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5.5
Speed 8 8
Quickness/Agility 10 9
Strength/Explosion 10 8
Athletic Ability 8 7.5
Durability 8 8
Character 6 6
Production/Experience 6 6
Toughness 8 8
Potential 10 10


Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 8
Run Blocking 10 9
Awareness 8 7
Hand Placement 6 5.5
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 5
Footwork 8 5.5
Leverage 8 7.5



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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.


Analysis

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.

Experience

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.
2007: n/a
2006: n/a


Academics

Sociology major at Oklahoma.

Injuries

No history of injuries.

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.