Texas left tackle Connor Williams, drops back to pass block against California's Puka Lopa, right, in the second half of the NCAA game held at Royal-Memorial Stadium in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, September 19, 2015. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams on PFF’s early-season All-America team

Posted September 29th, 2016


A quarterback’s best friend is a good left tackle.

If the first three games are any indication, Connor Williams should be getting a pretty good Christmas gift from Texas signal-caller Shane Buechele.

Pro Football Focus released its early-season All-America team on Thursday, and Williams made the cut. According to the analytics-based website, Williams has yet to allow a pressure in his 76 snaps in pass protection.


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Williams missed the UTEP game due to injury, but to go two full games against quality competition and not allow a single defender to get by is still darn impressive.

And, oh yeah, he’s pretty good at opening holes for the run game, too. Check out this block he made for D’onta Foreman against Cal.

Maybe Foreman and Buechele can pitch in together to get Williams something nice.

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