Redskins sign fourth overall pick OT Williams

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 8:51 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The Redskins announced Friday that they have signed first-round draft pick Trent Williams, an offensive tackle out of Oklahoma who was the fourth overall pick in the 2010 draft. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though reports say the deal is for six years and could be worth up to $60 million with $37.5 guaranteed.

The team also released DL Trey Jacobs and placed OL Mike Williams on the reserve/non-football-illness list.

Williams, 21, started 39-of-50 games for the Sooners, including 12 at left tackle and 27 at right tackle. He was a first-team All-American as a senior in 2009, a third-team All-American as a junior in 2008, and a second-team Freshman All-American in 2006.

In PFW's 2010 Draft Preview, personnel analyst Nolan Nawrocki said the 6-5, 314-pound Williams "has the talent to play all five positions and is strong, physical and extremely athletic and capable of becoming a Pro Bowl-caliber performer in the pros." However, Nawrocki also said that many teams had reservations about Williams' lazy streak, which "will likely prevent him from ever reacing his potential, and teams need to be fearful about how he will react to instant fame and fortune."

 

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