Commentary

Draft Lab: Trent Williams' stock

Being a left tackle may get him into the first round, but his metrics are subpar

Originally Published: November 17, 2009
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

In reviewing Oklahoma Sooners offensive tackle Trent Williams, I can't help but think of Gosder Cherilus. Cherilus is the progenitor of this series; after seeing his subpar collegiate metrics accurately translate into subpar professional metrics, I decided to start reviewing more NFL draft prospects this way.

Williams is much like Cherilus in that his collegiate metrics leave a lot to be desired.


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