So far, most of our player previews have focused on skill positions or pass rushers. It’s easy to do so as they accumulate the stats that stand out on the box score at the end of the game. So, it’s time to give some love for the big guys on the offensive line who get don’t get as much recognition but dictates how the offense rolls.
Jordan Williams, an incoming 3-star from Gainesville, GA, could be a new player who finds a way to get some meaningful playing time early in his career. The offensive line is the hardest position group to break into early as it requires both size and learned technique. Jordan does not lack in size, as he is already 6’6” and 310 pounds making him one of the biggest players on the line outside of grad transfers Ryan Johnson and Devin Cochran.
While offensive line coach, Brent Key, loves to train his guys to play every position, Jordan Williams looks to be best suited for the right tackle position. With Georgia Tech having a deep running back core, it should lean heavily upon the run game again, and that is where Williams can shine early. Zach Quinney has experience at the position, but Williams could rotate in on downs where Tech needs to grind out yards by opening gaps on short downs for the ever shifty Jordan Mason.
Getting Jordan Williams early playing time will only yield a more experienced line later years. Georgia Tech is trying to evolve into a bigger front, and since there were no signings of offensive linemen in the 2019 cycle, Jordan will be one of the first to usher in the new era. Tech fans should look forward to watching the likes of Williams making fresh pancakes out of opposing defenses.