INDIANAPOLIS — Most offensive tackle prospects give very diplomatic answers when asked about whether they would like to man the right or left side at the pro level. In fact, of the handful of offensive tackles I’ve heard questioned about it today, almost every single one gave the same answer: It doesn’t matter.
Except Oklahoma standout Trent Williams.
Williams, who has experience playing both tackle spots and center, made clear that he has no interest in shifting to the right side.
Asked which side he preferred, Williams emphatically proclaimed he wanted to play left.
“I played left my whole life,” Williams said. “It was a little more weird moving over to the right, than it was moving back to the left.”
Told that some analysts believe he might be better suited to the right side in the NFL, Williams fired back.
“I just have to prove them wrong,” he said. “When I get in camp, that’s when I’ll start proving them wrong.”
Pressed on the issue of whether he would consider settling for the right side or if he was determined to stay on the left, Williams shook his head in disgust.
“Nah, I’m determined to be one of the best,” he said. “I think (that has to be on the left).”
— Jason Feller