3 important players to watch in Texas football’s second fall scrimmage

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Cam Williams, OT

At this point of fall camp, the biggest position battle along the offensive line likely lies at right tackle. With the former elite five-star recruit and true freshman Kelvin Banks likely locking up the left tackle spot after he looked good taking the first-team reps at that spot on Aug. 16, we could now be looking at a situation where two first-year OLs are starting opposite of each other.

The battle at right tackle ahead of the regular season opener is now taking place between redshirt senior offensive tackle Christian Jones and true freshman Cam Williams. The advantage that Jones has in this looming position battle is his previous experience and underrated proficiency at right tackle.

Jones was actually a pretty good run-blocker at the right tackle position during the 2020 season, and a little bit more proficient in pass protection. He just struggled mightily, especially in pass protection, starting at left tackle last season.

Yet, Jones is still not even a middle-tier starting right tackle by Big 12 standards this fall. And this will be the final year of his collegiate eligibility.

Meanwhile, Williams looks to have a bright future and is already showing a lot of ability as a mover in the trenches. At 6-foot-7 and 375-pounds, Williams is an overwhelming force in the trenches. And if he can continue to show the necessary progressions in pass protection during the second scrimmage this weekend, I would put my money on him to become the full-time starter at right tackle before Big 12 play begins.