Featured Writer’s 2010 Mock Draft:SF 49ers, Pick #17: Trent Williams

March 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Things couldn't have worked out better in this Mock, in so far as the 49ers would be concerned. After taking CJ Spiller with their first pick at #13, the team finds that a guy who some experts have ranked as the second best offensive tackle in the NFL Draft has fallen to them at 17.
They would happily select Oklahoma's Trent Williams.
Williams is a big guy but despite his size, he moves incredibly well and shows a good initial quickness—especially on run plays.
He is very effective in run blocking, as he can get into the second level and seal off linebackers, which would give Gore, Coffee and Spiller room to get clear and maybe break off a big run.
In pass blocking, his technique needs a little work but overall Williams is good at protecting the quarterback. He can redirect an incoming pass rusher and has the strength to counter a bull rusher, though he is more effective at it when he utilizing a hand punch.
Williams could either come in as a left tackle ...

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