Connor Williams: 2018 NFL draft prospect
Connor Williams started at Texas as a true freshman. And is another solid offensive lineman prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft. He projects as a first round draft choice.
College: Texas #55
Position: Offensive Tackle
- At 288, Williams might need to eat a sandwich or two before starting in the NFL.
- Has the prototypical NFL frame for offensive tackle.
- A top 300 recruit in the nation.
- Ranked 223 and 30 in Texas by Rivals.com
- Played some tight end, and nose tackle in high school,
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If you look at his awards, Connor Williams made a bigger splash in college than he ever did in high school. Williams started for the Texas Longhorns in 2015 as a true freshman. And earned All-Freshman honors from Football Writers Association of America, USA Today and ESPN.com. He also made All-Big 12 honorable mention.
In 2016, Williams sophomore season, he made first team All-American for CBS Sports, Football Writers Association, Phil Steele, Walter Camp Football Foundation and USA Today.
Texas LT Connor Williams (#55) destroys defenders in the run game 😳 pic.twitter.com/Lb6QNC0ErS
— J.R. (@JReidDraftScout) May 3, 2017
2018 NFL draft potential
SEC Country has Connor Williams going number one overall in the 2018 NFL draft. While that may be a little optimistic, it isn’t out of the realm of possibilities.
More realistically Connor Williams can expect to go in the mid to late first round. Connor Williams is #25 on the NFL Draft Board as of this moment. Notre Dame offensive tackle is #6 on the NFL Draft Board.
The 2018 NFL draft is loaded with offensive linemen. Right now, there are six offensive tackles projected in the first round according to the NFL Draft Board. Williams is projected as the third offensive tackle on the NFL Draft Board.