Redskins Draft Trent Williams
WI Staff | 4/23/2010, 11:08 a.m.
In the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected left tackle Trent Williams from the University of Oklahoma. In an effort to shore up their offensive life, and protect new starting quarterback Donovan McNabb, acquiring a left tackle was an important acquisition for the team. Williams was the fourth pick overall.
The Redskins surprised many observers with the pack, as they had long been rumored by many local media members to be eying tackle Oklahoma State offensive tackle Russell Okung, who went to the Seattle Seahawks with the sixth overall pick. Williams is 6-foot-five and weighs in at 315 pounds, and word out of Redskins Park is that head coach Mike Shanahan sees Williams as the perfect piece for the team's protection scheme.
The team will have Friday off, as they do not have a draft pick in the second or third rounds. The first pick in the draft was quarterback Sam Bradford from Oklahoma, who was selected by the St. Louis Rams; defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh from Nebraska, selected second overall by the Detroit Lions; and defensive tackle Gerald McCoy from Oklahoma, selected third overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The last time the Redskins selected an offensive lineman in either the first or second round was in 2000, when they drafted Chris Samuels with the number three overall pick. Samuels retired after last season due to a neck injury.
Redskins Additional Draft Picks:
Fourth Round (103th pick) - Linebacker Perry Riley from LSU
Sixth Round (174th pick) - Tight End Dennis Morris from Louisiana Tech
Seventh Round (219th pick) - Wide Receiver Terrence Austin from UCLA
Seventh Round (229th pick) - Center Erik Cook from New Mexico
Seventh Round (231st pick) - Offensive Tackle Selvish Capers from West Virginia