3 takeaways from Texas's first week of spring practice

The first few spring practices for Texas football showed off some impressive true freshman early enrollees along with potent returning upperclassmen starters on both sides of the ball.
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Cameron Williams has the inside track on the starting right tackle job

Entering spring ball, junior offensive tackle Cameron Williams was the presumed favorite to win the starting job at right tackle. Williams was impressive in pass protection in his first career start against the Kansas State Wildcats in an overtime win last season.

Williams didn't allow a single quarterback pressure in his only start at right tackle last fall.

He also looked good in the other appearances he made in live-game action along the offensive line last season. The 6-foot-5 and 360-pound Williams has always looked the part of a menacing offensive tackle presence who is the definition of what Kyle Flood and the Longhorns want from the big human factory in the trenches.

In the wake of the departure of super senior offensive tackle Christian Jones, Williams has taken pretty much all of the first-team practice reps at right tackle this spring. There was some speculation entering spring practice that senior Hayden Conner would push Williams for the starting reps at right tackle.

But Conner has been working almost exclusively along the interior offensive line in lineman and team drills in the last few days in practice.

"Big Cam, man, he’s been working hard every single day for the past two years, and now he’s got this opportunity. "

Jones was very complimentary of Williams' ability when he spoke to the media during his pro day.

At the moment, it feels like the moment is with Williams to win the starting job at right tackle entering the second week of spring practice and the highly anticipated first spring scrimmage.