Trent Williams showed flashes of excellent play at times and abysmal play at others. So far he has not merited his fourth overall status from the 2010 NFL Draft. He will be given the 2012 regular season to prove he is a left tackle in the NFL.
Additionally, he served a four-game suspension due to illegal substance abuse, and if he repeats the mistake he will be suspended for a full season.
On the other side of the line, Jammal Brown battled injuries this entire season and was one of the biggest weaknesses on the offensive line, letting in almost a sack per game. It is clear he is not over his hip injury. Shanahan will decide his future with the team once he sees how his recovery is going from the injuries.
A tackle is desperately needed to fill a gaping hole on the line. With injuries and stupidity impacting both sides of the line, Shanahan must draft a tackle that will be able to play full time and that has the potential to take over on the other side if Trent Williams continues to perform inadequately.
Look for a middle-round pick (2-4) to be used on a tackle.
Potential offensive tackles:
Zebrie Sanders (FSU)
Levy Adcock (Oklahoma State)
Don Barclay (WVU)