Longview Lobo Drafted 4th Overall
Trent Williams Taken by Washington
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - The Washington Redskins have selected
Oklahoma tackle Trent Williams, the former Longview Lobo, with the No. 4 overall pick in the
Williams on Thursday became the first offensive lineman selected
by the Redskins in the top two rounds of the draft in a decade. He
now will be the cornerstone as the team attempts to rebuild a line
beset by injuries and lack of depth in recent seasons.
Williams is the first player drafted under the new Redskins
regime of coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Bruce Allen.
The last offensive lineman drafted in the high rounds by the
Redskins was tackle Chris Samuels, the No. 3 overall selection in
2000. Samuels went to six Pro Bowls and retired at the end of the
season with a neck injury.
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