Wes Bunting's opinion seems to be the consensus among most draft nicks, though he's probably exaggerating slightly by calling it a 'big mistake'. I don't agree with those that think Trent represents the sky falling, and that he'd be a bust. At worst, he's not as good as Okung, but still a solid player. He's the better zone blocker, and the more versatile of the two, but having watched both play... I have to be honest with myself in saying he's simply not as good as Okung 1 v 1 vs. the pass rush. He's also not as consistent down-in and down-out as Okung was. His ceiling seems to be higher though, and if he works at it, can be a Pro Bowl player.
Only time will tell...
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...s_html-2010427Trent Williams, Washington Redskins
Thereís just no way I can be sold on the idea that Trent Williams is the best offensive tackle in the draft, and I believe the ĎSkins made a big mistake passing on Russell Okung. I get the fact that Williams made more sense for Washington because he has a little more range in space, making him a better fit for its zone blocking scheme. However, I thought there was a clear advantage in favor of Okung in pass protection, which is why I ultimately saw him as the better future NFL player. Williams does have the range out of his stance to reach speed off the edge, but my biggest concern is his struggle to cleanly redirect on any kind of counter move. Every time I watched tape of him, he struggled to keep his base down and maintain a proper pad level when trying to quickly change directions, resulting in penetration on any kind of hard counter move back inside. Now, do I think heís a capable NFL tackle? Yes, but I still believe heís better suited for the right side and is simply not the same caliber prospect as Okung.