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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07/22/14 - T Brennan Williams was waived by the Texans Monday (July 21) with the designation failed physical.
08/31/13 - OT Brennan Williams (knee) was placed on IR on Saturday as the Houston Texans got down to the league-mandated 53-player roster to start the season.
08/19/13 - T Brennan Williams, who had been out with a sore knee, will return to practice this week.
08/11/13 - OT Brennan Williams has a sore knee and his returned is undetermined. He underwent arthroscopic surgery on it in May.
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
02/20/13 - 2013 NFL Combine, Medical watch: For all of the talk about 40-yard dash, vertical jumps and bench press totals that will dominate coverage of the combine, the single-most critical element is always the medical testing taking place in Indianapolis. Players have the option of passing on workouts at the combine, but every one of the 333 players invited will be subjected to a battery of medical evaluations that range from blood tests to X-rays to psychological testing.
Receiving a "red flag" on a medical test can destroy a player's draft stock. Former Washington running back Chris Polk entered the combine a year ago widely viewed as a top prospect, but after medical tests showed extensive damage done to his shoulders and knees, he fell out of the draft entirely. To his credit, Polk made the Philadelphia Eagles roster as an undrafted free agent.
The brutality of the trenches make the medical grades on offensive and defensive linemen all the more important to their final draft stock. LSU's Chris Faulk (ACL), North Carolina's Brennan Williams (torn labrum) and California's Matt Summers-Gavin (recurring right knee injuries) are three players whose play could warrant consideration in the first three rounds, but only if teams are satisfied with their health. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com