It’s been a given that Texas offensive lineman Connor Williams will be taken early in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. But could the 2016 consensus All-American be the first Longhorn since Kenneth Sims in 1982 to go No. 1 overall? Eric Galko of the Sporting News thinks it could happen. In an article running down the latest rumor and innuendo surrounding the draft, Galko mentioned that Williams will be one of the first offensive tackles selected. He also mentioned that Williams could be in the mix to go No. 1 overall: — We’re going to see lots of offensive linemen go in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Connor Williams of Texas, Orlando Brown of Oklahoma and Quenton Nelson of Notre Dame are all set to be top-10 picks. Williams might emerge as the first overall draft pick. Another name to know: Chukwuma Okorafor of Western Michigan. He might be a top-10 pick, too. The highest a Texas offensive lineman has been selected in the draft came in 2001 when Leonard Davis was selected by the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 2 overall pick. The year after Davis had his name called early, Mike Williams was selected fourth overall by the Buffalo Bills in the 2002 NFL Draft.
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Could Connor Williams go No. 1 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft?
247 Sports | Jan 9