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Draft prospect: Trent Williams

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Second in a series analyzing potential draft picks for the Raiders, scheduled to select at No. 8 in the first round on April 22:

Position: Tackle.

Height, weight: 6-5, 315 pounds

College: Oklahoma

Why it’s Williams: He’s nearly as athletic as combine god Bruce Campbell with the added bonus of being productive in college. Williams ran a 4.88 40-yard dash in Indianapolis, had the second best vertical jump and was the fastest lineman in the shuttle. A right tackle for three years with Oklahoma, he became a left tackle in his senior year and ended up a consensus All-American after a slow start (Sam Bradford injured his shoulder on Williams’ watch). Could be plugged in as the right side starter on Day 1 and eventually move to the left. Versatile enough to have played center in a pinch.

Why it’s not Williams: One scouting report labeled Williams as only “adequate” moving his feet in zone blocks _ a problem if the Raiders continue to be an exclusively zone blocking team. There’s a chance Williams will not even be around when the Raiders pick at No. 8, with the Seahawks on the lookout for a replacement for Walter Jones.

Quotable: “Pass blocking, my athleticism, staying in front of people. That’s dating back to when I played basketball.That kind of led to a lot on the field. But I can get better at both,” Williams at the NFL combine, asked if his strength was pass blocking or run blocking.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • SDSU

  • Are you…*

    If wasn’t for Ohio supplying your poor state with talent, you won’t even have a football program. The only thinng you ghetto boys are good for is Shooting & Stealing and that why you play BBall!

  • DKnight007

    Who gives a damn about Tigger really??

    The only people who should really give a crap are Nike and TV stations who need him for ratings.

  • National Championships:

    Notre Dame – 21
    Alabama – 17
    Southern California – 17
    Oklahoma – 16
    Michigan – 15
    Ohio State – 14

    Last time Michigan won the national championship outright….1948 lmao!

  • RNOraiderFan

    Rockstar, the Raiders should bring in at least two of those availible corners. Bly and Mcalister would be nice.

  • Dakota Says:
    April 8th, 2010 at 1:38 pm
    National Championships:

    Notre Dame – 21
    Alabama – 17
    Southern California – 17
    Oklahoma – 16
    Michigan – 15
    Ohio State – 14

    sorry…incorrect list

  • Dakota,

    Since you lack Faith, you need to pick another school. Maybe Mich! lol

  • What the hell….there are like ten different lists of college football national championships…..

  • San Dimas has a university?

  • RaiderRockstar

    the Raiders should bring in at least two of those availible corners. Bly and Mcalister would be nice.

    ***

    RNO: couldn’t agree more!

    I like Fred Smoot & Anthony Henry

  • RaiderRockstar

    Since you lack Faith, you need to pick another school. Maybe Mich!

    ***

    HAHA!

  • Princeton 26
    1869, 1870, 1872, 1873, 1874, 1875, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1889, 1893, 1896, 1898, 1899, 1903, 1906, 1911, 1920, 1922, 1933, 1935

    Yale 18
    1874, 1876, 1877, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1891, 1892, 1894, 1900, 1907, 1909, 1927

    Notre Dame 13
    1919, 1924, 1929, 1930, 1943, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1977, 1988

    Alabama 12
    1925, 1926, 1930, 1934, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1978, 1979, 1992, 2009

    Michigan 11
    1901, 1902, 1903, 1904, 1918, 1923, 1932, 1933, 1947, 1948, 1997

    Southern California 10
    1928, 1931, 1932, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1974, 1978, 2003, 2004

    Pittsburgh 9
    1910, 1915, 1916, 1918, 1929, 1931, 1936, 1937, 1976

    Harvard 8
    1875, 1890, 1898, 1899, 1910, 1912, 1913, 1919

    Ohio State 7
    1942, 1954, 1957, 1961, 1968, 1970, 2002

    Oklahoma 7
    1950, 1955, 1956, 1974, 1975, 1985, 2000

  • Mich won outright in their perfect season, with Griese. Nebreaska has never counted.

    Your cumulative jealousy inspires!

  • Tiger to 3 under after 9. Amazing birdie after hitting a tree on drive…

  • RNOraiderFan

    Can Henry play man?

  • Raider O Says:
    April 8th, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    Dakota,

    Since you lack Faith, you need to pick another school. Maybe Mich! lol
    ++++++++++++++++++

    What makes you say I lack faith? Because I said Tebow is a douche bag?

  • Go Princeton! I was actually accepted there preliminarily after 11th grade, but partied my senior year (and future) away… thus the USMC!

  • RNOraiderFan

    Anyone heard of Rodger Saffold OT? I think the Raiders should go D in the first, get Williams DT or McClain LB. That would help the run d then go OT in the 2nd like Charles Brown or if he is not there go with Saffold.

  • Technically….almost a bag of douche,I think 🙂

  • RaiderRockstar

    Can Henry play man?

    ***

    not sure. he had 6 INT’s and 13 passes defensed for Dallas in 2007 (before they drafted Mike Jenkins)

  • RNOraiderFan

    Or Torrell Troup DT. Get a OT in the 1rst and then go Troup in the 2nd. Troup is a 315lb true NT.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Anyone heard of Rodger Saffold OT? I think the Raiders should go D in the first, get Williams DT or McClain LB. That would help the run d then go OT in the 2nd like Charles Brown or if he is not there go with Saffold.

    ***

    excellent!

  • RNOraiderFan

    I know Henry now, he played for the Browns a few years back and then went to Dallas. Henry is a man corner, I think he would look good in the Silver and Black.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Or Torrell Troup DT. Get a OT in the 1rst and then go Troup in the 2nd. Troup is a 315lb true NT.

    ***

    could probably get him in the 5th round, or Cam Thomas in the 4th. low risk/high reward players

    run cloggers!

    big drop off in talent between Williams & Cody vs. these cats though …

  • RaiderRockstar

    I know Henry now, he played for the Browns a few years back and then went to Dallas. Henry is a man corner, I think he would look good in the Silver and Black.

    ***

    yup. had 10 picks as a rookie!

    (but that was a LONG time ago… haha)

  • Just for the record:

    That punk ass Jack Bauer, couldn’t carry Philo Bedoe’s jockstrap!!

  • Dakota,

    It was a joke, and your posts to RR about Tebow are the reason I said that as a JOKE. Did I hurt your feelings? lol

  • RaiderRockstar

    trade the walrus for hurt feelings!

  • RNOraiderFan

    The Raiders will draft Akwasi-Owusu-Ansah CB at #8. Al will do it because he wants to mess with Goodell and make him look a fool tring to say the name. Our two starting corners for 2010 will be Aso & Ansah.

  • Raider O Says:
    April 8th, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    Dakota,

    It was a joke, and your posts to RR about Tebow are the reason I said that as a JOKE. Did I hurt your feelings? lol
    ++++++++++++++++++++

    You think you can just joke with me you

    cheap
    lying
    no-good
    rotten
    four-flushing
    low-life
    snake-licking
    dirt-eating
    inbred
    overstuffed
    ignorant
    blood-sucking
    dog-kissing
    brainless
    d1ckless
    hopeless
    heartless
    fat-ass
    bug-eyed
    stiff-legged
    spotty-lipped
    worm-headed
    sack of monkey shyte?

    Okay then.

  • RaiderRockstar

    trade BSJ’s sweater vest for a Raider O joke!

  • SPOON!!

  • RNOraiderFan

    could probably get him in the 5th round, or Cam Thomas in the 4th. low risk/high reward players
    ****
    I disagree, Troup will be gone by the early third at the lastest. There is alot of teams looking at him. He is short and solid and nearly impossable to move off the line. He will not get you any sacks but he will stop the run.

  • Not 2 step in anything but….I love and kiss my dog Roxy

  • RaiderRockstar

    Dakota:

    Raider O isn’t ignorant. I couldn’t tell ya about any of that other stuff!

  • DHB number change, cost less than $10,000.00–pft.com

  • I’m not Ignorant!

  • RNOraiderFan

    Trade J Russell for a used McNabb game jersey.

  • LMAO RR

  • Trade dmac for Raider O’s lack of ignorance 🙂

  • Faith must be a touchy subject for you, and you like ND!

    Were you an Altar Boy?

  • RaiderRockstar

    I disagree, Troup will be gone by the early third at the lastest.

    ***

    fair enough. I didn’t know he was on anybody’s radar

    I do know that NT’s are high in demand though and very important to any team’s success

    Still think Williams/Cody is a better option, but if we got Rolando McClain and Thomas or Troup in RD3 I wouldn’t complain about it!

  • RNOraiderFan

    Don’t trade D-Mac! He just needs Iron Man’s suit. Then he would be a great runner!

  • RNOraiderFan

    Id rather have Williams or Cody too. I just don’t think any of those guys are going to be there in the 2nd.
    Got to go………..

  • RaiderRockstar

    later RNO!

  • Raider O,

    If you didn’t know, that was some dialogue from Clark W. Griswold in Christmas Vacation…probably not a popular flick in the jabals of Amman.

  • CJ Legend 34
  • Nor really. We like Rambo & Porn at the Jabals of Amman.

    LMAO

  • LMAO

    here you go Raider O….Merry Christmas!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vuVW78tCTM&feature=related

  • Where is Bo? Watching the WNBA draft?