@yoyoma Yeah they can and they should, but the point I was trying to make was that an offensive tackle is a much bigger need than a linebacker and the Pats need to address the tackle position as soon as possible in the draft. Walter and Chuck both seem to think that the Patriots' offensive line isn't a mess.
@cowboysfan Huh? Patrick Willis is 6'1" 240, which is the weight Jack will likely play at. Kuechly is 6'3" and 235, so tall, but leaner. Jack is a stud and whoever drafts him will have a Pro-Bowler on their hands. He's ridiculous in coverage, so he can stay on the field for 3 downs, and his sideline to sideline speed is elite. The Cowboys will be lucky to have him.
Summary: Trent Williams is a very solid left tackle prospect, but he has lots of room to improve in the running game and I don't think he will ever be considered an elite pass protector in the NFL. Williams is making the move from right to left tackle in 2009, and NFL scouts will be monitoring his progress closely. The official Oklahoma Web site claims he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.82 seconds... we'll see about that at the Combine.
Player Comparison: Donald Penn. Penn is an athletic pass protector, but lacks a nasty demeanor against the run.