Washington Redskins: 5 Possible Trent Williams trade partners

LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 2: Tackle Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins acknowledges the crowd in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Browns at FedExField on October 2, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MD - OCTOBER 2: Tackle Trent Williams #71 of the Washington Redskins acknowledges the crowd in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Browns at FedExField on October 2, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) /
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2. Houston Texans

The Houston Texans undoubtedly made moves to try and improve what was an abysmal offensive line unit protecting Deshaun Watson in the 2018 season. Not only did they draft Tytus Howard in the first round and then Max Scharping in the mid rounds but Houston also signed veteran Matt Kalil. Even still, it’s hard to look at this O-line group and feel confident that they will consistently keep Watson upright.

There’s good reason to believe that Watson could well be a superstar quarterback. However, it’s going to be difficult to discern whether or not that’s the case when Watson is running for his life and having to scramble far more than he should. Furthermore, a better offensive line around him simply makes him less susceptible to injury, which the team desperately needs. If the Texans want to make strides, acquiring Trent Williams would go a long way in accomplishing that.

1. Cleveland Browns

One of the big things many Cleveland Browns fans were unhappy with after the NFL Draft was the fact that they didn’t totally address potential problems on the offensive line. Sure, they re-signed Greg Robinson, who came in and played well for them last season but they have not yet found a long-term replacement for Joe Thomas after he retired following the 2017 season.

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With the release of Desmond Harrison on Wednesday afternoon, the need is now even greater as this loaded offense needs to find ways to protect Baker Mayfield. Bringing Williams in would immediately address that need. Moreover, Browns general manager John Dorsey has never been shy about making a big move to acquire a top-tier asset, which Williams certainly is. Thus, this trade makes almost too much since.