Former Texas left tackle Connor Williams is going to surprise people at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine this week, according to Sports Illustrated’s Bruce Feldman.
Williams is one of the 10 players “with the best chance to make some jaws drop” during workouts in Indianapolis. It’s not surprising, given the athleticism he has shown at 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds.
The 6’6″ Williams has great length and a tenacious playing style. He should turn heads in the position drills because of his flexibile hips, but he also could approach the 4.55 shuttle time that Broncos first-rounder Garett Bolles produced last year and shine in the 40, broad and vertical jumps.
Williams was a consensus first-team All-American for the Longhorns in 2016. He likely would have earned that honor again in 2017 if not for a knee injury that sidelined him for most of the season. However, he is expected to be healthy and able to participate in on-field drills at the combine this week.
Offensive linemen are scheduled to arrive in Indianapolis on Tuesday for registration. They will participate in on-field workouts on Friday.
Texas is sending six players to the combine, tied with Oklahoma for the most in the Big 12.
Combine Participants: Texas Longhorns
Michael Dickson – Punter
Deshon Elliott – Safety
Holton Hill – Cornerback
Malik Jefferson – Outside Linebacker
Christ Warren – Running Back
Connor Williams – Offensive Tackle
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