2010 NFL Draft: Washington Redskins Take Trent Williams at No. 4

Dan ParzychSenior Writer IApril 22, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 27: Offensive lineman Trent Williams of Oklahoma runs the 40 yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 27, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
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With the fourth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Washington Redskins selected Oklahoma OT Trent Williams.

After acquiring quarterback Donovan McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles, the Redskins knew their top priority in this year's draft was to focus on protecting him. Washington struggled with their offensive line in 2009 and will need improvement if they want to compete in the NFC East next season.

The Redskins' running game averaged just 94.4 yards per game last season and allowed 46 sacks—ranking them 29th among NFL teams.

For months, the main question in D.C. was whether the team would select Sam Bradford or Jimmy Clausen. By selecting Williams, Washington hopes the former Oklahoma standout can have an immediate impact on the Redskins' offensive line.

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