You know you must have been having a pretty good season when you are injured for the final month and still make 2nd-team All-ACC and are drafted in the 3rd round of the NFL Draft.
Despite being overshadowed for recognition by Outland Trophy finalist and top-10 pick Jonathan Cooper, UNC's Brennan Williams anchored the right side of a Tar Heel offensive line that finally met expectations and blocked for a 3,000-yard passer in Bryn Renner and a 1,000-yard rusher in Giovani Bernard. Williams tore his labrum and missed the final month of Carolina's season. Fellow offensive tackle James Hurst changed his number from 68 to Williams' 73 to honor his injured teammate. Still, Williams was selected in the 3rd round and will have a real chance to compete for snaps along Houston's line this upcoming season.
Friend of the blog Patrick Starr at the excellent Houston Texans site State of the Texans has some great coverage of Williams and the other Texans draft choices. He and I did a little Q&A about Williams that you can find here.