Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Connor Williams

Tackle
School: Texas | Conference: BIG 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-5 / 296 | 40: 5.05 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
4.13
Projected Round
2nd
Bio: 
Two-year starter at left tackle who missed seven games as a junior due to a sprained left MCL and PCL. Earned Second Team All-America honors in 2016. Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 as a true freshman.
Pos: 
Relatively athletic offensive line prospect with an inconsistent game. Stays square, sets with a wide base and bends his knees. Displays solid footwork off the edge, properly places his hands into defenders and steers them from the action. Strong in his upper body and turns opponents from the action to open running lanes. Fluid at the second level, effective in motion and shows the ability to pull across the line of scrimmage. Stout at the point and anchors in pass protection. Consistently blocks with proper lean.
Neg: 
Struggles to finish blocks and tends to fall off opponents. Does not play with a nasty attitude. Development was hampered by his knee injury last season.
Analysis: 
Williams entered the 2017 season with high expectations and was graded by many as a top-15 pick, but the reality is a lot different. He’s a solid prospect with big upside but needs a lot of work on his game and must step up the intensity before he’ll be ready to play at the next level. Williams is not a sure thing at tackle and may ultimately move to guard, but if he’s in the right frame of mind he should have a long starting career in the NFL.