Originally posted by CorvaNinerFan:
I don't get the Williams hype...first of all, he wasn't that impressive at the combine...not when you compare him w/Campbell, Bulaga and Charles Brown. Second, he's not a two-position player...his LT stint his jr. season didn't go so well. So, basically you're getting a one-position OT, and if I'm drafting one in the 1st rd, he'd better be able to play both positions. I'd take Brown over him for several reasons...better athleticism, more versatility, and adept at zone blocking.
He had the second best showing after Campbell and many analysts including Mayock said he can play the left side, but MAY be better at the RT which we need...we are not picking a LT for the future. We are picking our RT.
Whoever we pick, will be our RT unless they prove they are better than Staley on the left side in camp.
Both Brown and Bulaga would be better at the Zone, but we are using a combo, not just Zone so Williams still fits and his feet can handle the movement based on his Combine drills.
In the mirroring drill his feet looked great. He's played RT three years in college and LT most of his life so he can play both sides. His measurables were more impressive because most didn't think he would be that fluid, but he was.
Maybe we were watching a different Combine?
That's OK. We will definitely disagree on this point because I believe that he's ready now to start at RT. Draft him, stick him in from day one, and call it a day.
However, I like the idea floating around of keeping Pashos at RT and developing a RT from the second or third round while nabbing two elite players in round one like Haden and Graham for example.
I don't think that I am the only one who thinks this of T. Williams or maybe I am.
But it is no hype.