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Trent Williams Gets His Moment At The Draft Day Party

Posted by Matt Terl on April 24, 2010 – 3:13 pm

When new OT Trent Williams took the stage at today’s Draft Day Party at FedExField, it was the first time he had seen a large gathering of Redskins fans, but not the first time he’d heard about them. His good friend (and fellow Redskin) Malcolm Kelly saw to that. “You know, Malcolm told me a lot about the fans,” Williams told me. “He told me they was crazy about their football, and that — coming from Oklahoma — it was the same type of treatment. That was really important to me, comin’ to an NFL team.”

And Redskins fans lived up the advance billing:
“I knew college fans were really die-hard, but I didn’t really expect that from NFL fans. I really expect we’ve got the best fans in the nation.”

But it wasn’t Kelly who was addressing the crowd alongside Williams — it was last year’s first-round selection Brian Orakpo, who introduced Williams as “our future, right here, the newest left tackle.”

Williams told the crowd all the same things he’s been saying in his press conferences: he’s excited to be a Redskin, he’s going to work hard, he’s ready to be a left tackle. But he added one more layer to the enthusiasm over his selection.

Larry Michael, emceeing the appearance, recapped the offseason so far and then turned to Williams and asked, “What can the fans expect?”

Williams, not short on confidence, offered three words: “Super Bowl appearances”

It was, he told me after his appearance, something that he extrapolated from what Orakpo had told him before they took the stage. “He just told me that they got a great culture here, made some great offseason moves, and that we’re in the position we wanna be in. He said that if I come in with that chip on my shoulder ready to play, the sky’s the limit.”

But, obviously, that hasn’t happened yet. So what Williams considers his best moment as part of the Redskins is something that took place today. “The ovation I got when I walked onstage,” he said. “Everyone was already standing, but the ovation was amazing.”

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