Redskins LT Trent Williams ranked No. 81 in NFL for 2019 season
Washington Redskins tackle Trent Williams has again been ranked as one of the top 100 Players in 2019 by the NFL Network. The Redskins star left tackle still has high value going into the new season, but will this be his last time being ranked on this list as a member of the Redskins?
Washington Redskins starting left tackle Trent Williams was placed at No. 81 on the list of the “Top 100 players of 2019” by the NFL Network. The vote tends to be based on the player’s performance in the previous year, but according to the NFL Network, the top 100 players are “voted on by the players themselves.” This is not the first time Williams has been placed on this list as he was recently ranked No. 57 in 2018. Might this be the last time he is ranked in the top 100 players as a member of the Redskins? As of note, Williams is ranked ahead of players in 2019 such as Vikings S Harrison Smith, Panthers QB Cam Newton, and Eagles QB Carson Wentz.
The star tackle is an important piece for a team looking to make it’s mark in 2019. Williams has been a key cog on the Redskins offensive line since he was drafted No. 4 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft, out of the University of Oklahoma.
Williams has been named to the Pro Bowl seven times and All-Pro team once in 2015. He is known for shutting down opposing teams’ best pass rushers, being an exceptional blocker in open space due to his elite athleticism, and probably the closest to being in contention to induction in the Hall of Fame for the modern day Washington Redskins.
With questions surrounding his availability for the new year, which are well-documented on this site, the 31 year-old tackle will be sorely missed if his dispute with the Redskins lasts into the regular season and beyond. It has already been reported that Trent Williams is expected to miss the start of training camp. However, the team has had a few years to prepare for his loss as the starting left tackle because Williams has missed at least one game every year since 2014, and only played all 16 games twice in his nine-year NFL career up to 2018.
One could argue that Trent Williams is edging towards the end of his prime, but he seems to still have the respect of his fellow players by still being ranked among a very select group of players throughout the National Football League.