The big draft weekend for Tar Heel nation continued late into round three on Friday night as OT Brennan Williams became the fourth North Carolina player selected. This time it was the Houston Texans that landed the 6-5, 318 pound tackle with the 27th pick of the round and 89th overall. Williams will join former teammate TJ Yates in the AFC South Division.
Williams was graded by most experts as a fourth or fifth round talent, but the need for offensive linemen in this draft undoubtedly forced Houston’s hand as they need some added protection for Matt Schaub and a guy that can help create holes for Arian Foster. Williams however, does boast tremendous strength to go along with his size and frame and has proven valuable in prventing pass rushers from getting to the quarterback.Williams should thrive in Houston because he lands on a playoff team from a year ago with many big time weapons already in place. The amount of experience and talent around him will surely aide him throughout training camp and over the course of the season.
With Williams now off the board, Kevin Reddick is the lone Tar Heel remaining with a chance of being drafted. Reddick is projected as a mid to late fifth round pick, but has appared on several mock drafts as being taken in the sixth round.