Connor Williams makes NFL Network’s top 5 tackles in 2018 NFL Draft

Former Texas All-American Connor Williams is expected to be one of the first tackles taken in the upcoming NFL Draft and could feasibly find a home as an early first-round selection.

The 6-foot-6 tackle checked in as the No. 3-ranked prospect among his position group, according to NFL Network’s Mike Mayock, despite missing a significant chunk of the 2017 season.

Williams, who endured an MCL and PCL injury during his junior year, is ranked behind No. 1 Mike McGlinchey of Notre Dame and No. 2 Orlando Brown of Oklahoma. Oregon’s Tyrell Crosby, Mississippi State’s Martinas Rankin and UCLA’s Kolton Miller also made the list.

Health might be a concern for Williams, who struggled late in the season for the Longhorns after returning from injury. But the talented tackle gave NFL franchises plenty of reasons to draft him based on his All-American season as a sophomore.

Williams will likely be the first Longhorn off the board in the 2018 NFL Draft, which is scheduled for April 26-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

While not every scout is impressed with Williams, he’s been projected as a top-15 prospect by ESPN’s Todd McShay and a top-20 prospect by NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah.

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