Trent Williams just got finished with his media interview. His answers may have provided the two most significant surprises of the day so far.
For one, he measured in at 6-4 ("and a half") and 315 pounds.
These numbers will ease concerns that Williams won't be able to handle playing outside. Scouts typically want tackles in the NFL to be at least 6-4. His arms measured in at 34. The reports I had received in the days prior to the Combine that Trent Williams would measure in short were obviously mistaken.
Williams' size wasn't the only surprise of his interview. He also expressed that he felt more comfortable playing "on the left side" where he has played "all of his life." Williams, for the record, started all 13 games at left tackle in 2009, taking over for Phil Loadholt. Prior to this season, however, he'd started only the 2008 season opener at left tackle; the rest of his 25 career starts for the Sooners came at right tackle...
Give Williams credit... He struggled early in the year making the adjustment to the left side, but was increasingly comfortable there as the season went on.
I've spoken to scouts from various clubs who feel he can remain on the left side in the NFL.