Connor Williams weighed 297 pounds, has arm length of 33 inches

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University of Texas offensive tackle Connor Williams weighed only 297 pounds at the Scouting Combine. Williams, who stands 6-4 1/2, is confident he can play in the NFL at 305.

“I played this season at 315 pounds, the year before that 305 pounds,” Williams said. “I felt better at 305 pounds, so I’m looking for the range of 300-305 pounds. I guess I lost a pound or two in travel.”

Scouts believe Williams is athletic enough to play left tackle, but his 33-inch arm length creates some question about whether he is a better fit at guard in the NFL. Williams said he has never played inside.

“Personally, if you asked me, I feel like I’m a tackle,” Williams said, “but I’m willing to play anywhere a team needs me.”

Williams was one of the best offensive linemen in college football in 2016, but he went through an injury-plagued 2017 season. He made only five starts because of a knee injury.

“Once the injury hit, it was all about day-in and day-out recovering and getting back to my full self and getting back to help the team,” Williams said.

8 responses to “Connor Williams weighed 297 pounds, has arm length of 33 inches

  1. He just slipped a lot. Doesn’t quite have the size and he’s coming off an injury-plagued year.

  2. Jason peters is 6’4 with 33in arms. That hasnt hurt his career. Most would say he’s a future hall of famer. Hopefully Connor slips down the draft and the eagles can get a steal.

  3. Being that Arizona has a very good LT in 6″5 DJ Humphries who healthy is one of the best young & up and coming LT’s in the NFL i’d love if Arizona could pick Williams up in round 2 and plug him in at LG, moving 6″5 Mike Iupati to RG giving Arizona two massive OG’s in the middle.

  4. 49erfan44 says:
    March 2, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    Tyron Smith in Dallas was small too coming out of USC. Not a huge deal.


    He measured 6’5″ 307 lbs w/ 36+” arms.. He was a top 10 draft pick… What are we missing here? He’s an inch taller, 10 lbs heavier, and his arms are 3+” longer than this guy. The comparisons are non-existent.

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