Best potential Trent Williams trade partners for Redskins to look into
The Texans may have traded for Laremy Tunsil before the start of last season, but they could still stand to improve on the offensive line. They have a hole at right tackle as the triumvirate of Tytus Howard, Chris Clark, and Roderick Johnson weren’t able to hold up well over there.
Howard was a first-round pick by the Texans in 2019. So they may give him more time to prove himself on the right side of the line. However, the Alabama State product was also considered a massive reach in the first round, as many thought he’d be a Round 2 or 3 prospect. But when Andre Dillard went off the board to the Eagles, the Texans panicked.
With Howard being raw, perhaps a deal for Trent Williams would make sense. He would be a massive upgrade even if he has to play on the right side of the line. And based on his moves to get Tunsil and Gareon Conley, it’s clear that Bill O’Brien isn’t afraid to make trades to improve his team.
The only issue for a deal would be the Texans’ lack of draft capital. Because of these trades, the Texans have only one pick in the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft. That comes in the second round. Williams is probably better than any tackle they could land there, but would they want to give up other assets to acquire his services? That’s certainly worth asking.
That said, perhaps the ‘Skins could ask for one of the team’s receivers as compensation. The Texans have a number of strong receivers on their roster and have been connected to Sammy Watkins this offseason. If they add Watkins, perhaps they’d be more willing to move on from Kenny Stills or Will Fuller. It’s not a guarantee, but it’s at least worth asking.
The Texans would probably qualify as a longshot to land Williams. But they should still be on the Redskins’ radar given what they were willing to pay to get Tunsil last season.