C3 is taking a look at 10 Offensive Tackles that the Panthers could end up with on Draft Day. This series will bring you 10 possible Tackles all over the next 21 days. We will give you some little known information and some tape to check out. Hopefully you will gain some insight into the prospects and can find a few that you fall in love with and root for.
Before Draft Day we will also look at WRs, DBs, DTs, TEs and LBs but we start with OTs. Why? Two reasons: First, our LT ranked second to last in the League according to our friends at www.ProFootballFocus.com.
The next player I’m putting forward for you to get to know is a second big Hog-Mollie out of Oklahoma. Previously we looked at Tyrus Thompson and how impressive that big man is. Most experts believe that Thompson was the second best lineman on the team. Below is the best Oklahoma lineman in this year’s draft and I see him getting drafted most likely in the 3rd round but could move up.
#7 Daryl Williams Oklahoma 6’6 330
Here’s a guy that that is a red shirt Senior with plenty of experience. He is physically ready to step in Day 1 on an Offensive Line and make a difference. He played Right Tackle at Oklahoma, but has ideal length to be tried out on the left side. At the Senior Bowl, he was tried out both at Left Tackle and Left Guard. He has really long arms (34.75 inches) and is quite fast for such a big man (clocked at 5.08 in the 40). I am really close on who I like better between Williams and my #6 prospect coming out soon. I like Daryl’s balance and size and how he plays through the whistle with a bit of an edge. He also displays intelligence by baiting his defenders into running away from plays.
Also, you’ll see on his Twitter account that he is engaged and family and God are very important to him. Speaking of Twitter, take a look at this tweet showing off his technique at the Senior Bowl:
This is a guy that kind of reminds me of DJ Fluker from the San Diego Chargers. They are the same size and are both solid run blockers and play with heavy hands. They also have a natural ability to square up against their defenders and anchor down. That plus his long arms make him an appealing prospect. Fluker went in the first round and Daryl is a player that could rise up after the Combine. Keep an eye on him. He is one of several guys that I could see adding value to the right side of the Panthers Offensive Line. Maybe as early as Pick 57. What do you think?