STRENGTHS - Williams has great size plays with a nice physical temperament. He has strong hands and when he locks on to defenders he can really drive them off the ball and dominate at the point of attack. In pass pro he shows a violent hand punch to help knock defenders off there route to the QB and gives him a chance to reset. He shows good short area quickness that allows him to get into position and the lateral movement to get outside and block in space. He has very good lower body strength.
WEAKNESSES - Brennan lacks great consistency with his footwork and will get wide in his base which locks his hips and cause him to struggle when readjusting. He also struggles to get into his pass sets quickly enough and will make him reach and bend at the waist to try and make his block. He spends to much time on the ground and was limited as a senior with shoulder problems. Upper body strength is a concern especially when he plays with poor leverage.
SUMMARY - Brennan Williams was a highly touted prep coming out of high school. He played some as a true freshman and sophomore seasons, but came into his own as a starter when he was a junior. He manned the right side the last two seasons and help lead the Tar Heel offense to two 1000 yard rushing seasons. He did windup missing four games this season due to a shoulder injury which only raises greater concerns to his average upper body strength. He is an outstanding run blocker and shows the short area quickness to get to his man and drive them off the line due to quality leverage and lower body strength. Pass protection though is a bit of a concern because he doesn't play with the same consistency. He has just average foot speed and if he does make contact with his initial punch, he tends to get in trouble. He is a limited athlete but does have a great frame where he could stand to even add a few pounds if needed, depending on the offensive scheme. Overall Brennan Williams would make a great 4th round selection and add quality depth initial for any squad. He is best suited to play right tackle due to his athletic limitations and should develop into a starter at the position in a season or two.