Trent Williams: 2020 Pro Prospect Interview
Name: Trent Williams
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
For my last season, I wanted to play to the best of my ability. I wanted to end my college career with a bang with the people who I came in with. Of course winning games was a priority, but taking the field with my brothers for the last time was very important to me.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My teammates would say that I am a very enthusiastic player. Off the field I’m a pretty quiet person and I stay to myself. The football field is where I truly express myself. Once I step on the field I’m truly a different person. My coaches would describe me as a team player. When I came into the college I played corner, but throughout my career I’ve had to learn and play all of the defensive back positions. I took each position change with a positive attitude, even the ones that I didn’t want to play as much.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
While watching film I study the tendencies of the offense, what downs they run and what downs they pass. Also the formations they run or pass out of. When looking at the receivers, I study their routes and the ways in which they run each route to try to build up route recognition. I like to know what the offense is doing before the play starts.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I think what separates me most is my versatility. As I mentioned before, I’ve learned and played multiple positions. The ability to learn and understand multiple parts of a defense is skill that a lot of other players don’t have.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My plan was to train at school as I finished my undergraduate degree. Due to covid-19 I have been training at home as I finish school. I have a gym in my garage and local fields that I attend.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
On the field, I bring energy to the team. I get excited for myself when I make plays and other players when they make plays. I can encourage and pick up teammates when they are down as well. I also bring a winning attitude and i high football IQ. Off the field I am a very modest person and avoid doing things to hinder the team. I take pride in that and can influence others to follow suit.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
I understand coming from a small school and being undersized may push teams away from giving me an opportunity, but I have prided myself in my ability to beat the odds and overcome any obstacles that have come into my life. I believe my ability to make plays and my football IQ makes up for my size. All I ask for is an opportunity to showcase my talent and be able to show everybody what I can do.