In a season full of sophomore slumps, one Texas player is bucking the trend.
According to grades put together by Pro Football Focus, left tackle Connor Williams has been off the charts. Through seven games, he ranks third in the NCAA in pass block efficiency and has allowed just two pressures on 225 pass block snaps.
Texas LT Connor Williams' pass block efficiency of 99.3 ranks third in the NCAA. He's allowed just two pressures on 225 pass block snaps. pic.twitter.com/HaMy6mGD1u
— PFF College (@PFF_College) October 24, 2016
PFF has been keeping tabs on Williams all season. They had a similar update on him after the Cal game, at which point he was named to the early-season All-America team. Williams was also included on “PFF Dream Teams” for both run and pass-oriented offenses.
Only a true sophomore, Williams will not be eligible for the NFL Draft until 2018, but that hasn’t stopped draft analysts from taking notice of his performance.
Connor Williams looks like a future top 5 pick at LT. https://t.co/68SavQtvcK
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 23, 2016
He also appears to have gained the respect of his teammates, something that could pay dividends for the Longhorns’ young nucleus. Check out a couple responses he got on Twitter as a result of the Pro Football Focus tweet.
My boy is the goat https://t.co/aywFkDPEG3
— Poona Ford🐐 (@PoonaF_95) October 25, 2016
News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of Hookem.com is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to Statesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at statesman.com/subscribe.