10. OT Trent Williams, Redskins
Week 3- Sep. 23
Williams was banged up in 2017 only starting 10 games before being placed on injured reserve in December. Yet, despite knee troubles, he was still voted to his sixth Pro-Bowl. He’s one of the best blindside protectors in the league and is well on his way to being voted into the Hall of Fame someday.
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I would have chosen the entire Washington Redskins offensive line for this match-up but for the sake of consistently picking one person I focused on Williams.
When the Packers faced the Redskins in 2016 they were dominated in a 42-24 loss. Kirk Cousins had a career game throwing for 375 yards and three touchdowns. Cousins is now in Minnesota, but Alex Smith will be just as effective if he is allowed the time to throw that Cousins was. In a clean pocket Cousins completed 72 percent of his passes for a 153.8 quarterback rating.
Williams is the anchor for this o-line and is a big reason why the Redskins’ passing game works so well. Whether it’s Clay Matthews or Nick Perry taking a bulk of the reps against him, both of them will have a long day.