It is well known that Charlie Strong left the Texas Longhorns roster in good shape, and a prime example of that is returning offensive tackle Connor Williams.
Campus Insiders is showcasing some of the best players at their positions going into the 2017 season and they’ve pinned the Texas star as the nation’s top returning offensive lineman:
The 6-6, 288-pound Coppell native will be a junior this fall. He finished up his 2016 campaign as a consensus All-American and was named first-team All Big 12 to boot.
You can see some of his best plays up above. Here’s what CI’s Rich Cirminiello wrote of Williams upon naming him the nation’s best returning lineman:
Williams is unassuming away from the field, but dominating on it. Just two years removed from Coppell (Tex.) High School, he’s already blocking at an All-American caliber. The 6-foot-6, 288-pounder is still filling out his frame, yet he’s a road-grader in the ground game and a key reason D’Onta Foreman went for more than 2,000 yards last fall. Plus, Williams has the foot speed and agility to seal the edge from left tackle and continue punishing defenders at the second level.
It’ll be interesting, to say the least, watching Tom Herman’s work on the talented Texas roster.