Player preview on Chris Williams who was the number 14 of the picks in the 2008 NFL draft from Vanderbilt University to the Chicago Bears!
Number 14 Pick: Chicago Bears - Chris Williams (OT, Vanderbilt)
The Bears selected an offensive tackle that should fit well with current Bear John Tait. Look for Williams to slide in at left tackle; while Tait will move back to the right side. Williams, 6’6, 320lbs out of Vanderbilt has a thick lower body and long arms. He does a great job can pretty much block anything. Scouts like Williams a lot for his great feet, and his ability to pass protect.
At Vanderbilt, Williams committed 181 knockdowns and also had 21 touchdown resulting blocks for an 84.9% blocking consistency. Williams also allowed just two quarterback sacks in 1,558 attempts. During the 2007 season, Chris was named to the All-SEC first team, becoming the first Vanderbilt player to receive such an award since 1984.
At a Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana he lettered in football and also was part of the Academic team, National Honor Society, Key Club, French Club and Beta Club. In football, he led his team to a 10-2 season and a district title.
It has been noted in the past that Williams struggles some with his technique in pass protection, but with all youngsters that is something he is poised to improve on. In the NFL, coaches are hired to put players in the best position to succeed, and that will include for Williams, cleaning up his technique.
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