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Old 04-28-2013   #25
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Default Re: 3rd Round- Brennan Willliams

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Originally Posted by CloakNNNdagger View Post
...But, unfortunately, there are enough that don't fully come back from this surgery (5-15%) to make it a concern. We'll just have to wait and see.
I can deal with a 5% to 15% risk factor if he's talented enough.

Apparently, the injury was the result of a minor tear that wasn't allowed enough time to heal.

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North Carolina starting offensive tackle Brennan Williams will miss the remainder of his senior season after surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder, team spokesman Kevin Best announced. Williams hasn't played at 100% for much of the season and further injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter against Duke last Saturday.
Link.

My main concern is how he first tore it, so we can know if there's a risk of reoccurrence.

He currently claims that the injury is fully healed, and he's almost finished with strength rehab. Here he also comments on his father as a motivating factor.

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(on if he is completely healed from his labrum surgery) “Everything is completely healed; it’s just about getting all the strength back and which is just about done.”

(on the important of following in his father’s footsteps) “It was extremely important. It was an expectation that we always had to make it to this level. I’m truly blessed to be where I am today but now it’s time for me to carve out my own footsteps.”
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Here is an interview with him during his early days with NC. He speaks quite intelligently, and talks about creating a line identity that is mean.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lShKA_hyq3U

The more I learn about this pick, the more I like him. He was ranked in the high 2nd round by NFLdraftscouts.com. He definitely has the physical ability to succeed (when scouts speak of his "wide base," they aren't kidding), but his football heritage and his intelligence make him a realistic prospect as a long term starter. He will hit the ground running as a zone blocker, and from his interviews, he is conscientious of the value of leadership. I predict he will be taking the starting role sooner than later, and will eventually become a fan favorite.
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