Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 3/89 - Brennan Williams, T, 6-6, 318, North Carolina...The son of 11-year veteran Brent Williams will compete for a starting job on the right side with incumbent Derek Newton, who's coming off major knee surgery. Williams has quick feet, a nasty streak and wants to "crack heads." - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 3/89 - Brennan Williams, T, 6-6, 318, North Carolina...The son of 11-year veteran Brent Williams will compete for a starting job on the right side with incumbent Derek Newton, who's coming off major knee surgery. Williams has quick feet, a nasty streak and wants to "crack heads." - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - QUOTES TO NOTE: "I've got a mean streak and an aggressiveness that I don't think a lot of people have. I don't know where it comes from. It probably comes from having a pretty good chip on my shoulder from the get go. I'm from Massachusetts, and we don't exactly put out a lot of Division I talent, so I've kind of been looked down upon for most of my career. Even now, I've got something to prove, and I look forward to getting in and cracking some heads." - Offensive tackle Brennan Williams (North Carolina), after being selected in the third round and asked about his style of play. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - Offensive tackle Brennan Williams' father, Brent Williams, had an 11-year career with New England, Seattle and the New York Jets. Williams was asked the significance of following in his father's footsteps. "It was extremely important," he said. "It was an expectation that we always had to make it to this level. I'm truly blessed to be where I am today, but now it's time for me to carve out my own footsteps."
The Texans drafted Williams to compete on the right side with Derek Newton, last year's starter who's coming off surgery to repair a patellar tendon in his knee. "If he comes out and wins the position outright, great," offensive line coach John Benton said. "If not, he's got to learn to play left (tackle), too. That's how it works." - The Sports Xchange
04/08/13 - 2013 North Carolina Pro Day: Brennan Williams, OT (6-5 1/2, 311) - Williams - who was at the combine - ran the 40 in 5.37 seconds against the wind and 5.27 seconds with the wind. He had a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-5 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.88 seconds and the three-cone drill in 8.08 seconds. Williams is still recovering from a left shoulder injury suffered in October and was limited in the workout. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/29/13 - 2013 North Carolina Pro Day: Talented offensive tackle Brennan Williams took advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate his athleticism. The 6-5 1/2, 311-pound Williams entered the year as one of the more intriguing right tackle prospects in the country but missed the final four games of his senior season with a torn labrum.
Recovery from the subsequent surgery kept Williams from lifting Wednesday, but he ran the 40-yard dash in 5.20-seconds and recorded a 28.5-inch vertical and a 8-foot, 5-inch broad jump. With only 22 career starts, Williams is unpolished, but he shows intriguing athletic upside on tape and could wind up developing into a better player in the NFL than he was in college. Considering that ACC coaches recognized him with honorable mention accolades despite the fact that he missed a third of the season, that's saying something. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com