Best DT to pan out in the NFL in LSU history
I do like Henry Thomas in this slot but they took similiar paths. Both drafted in the middle rounds Thomas was taken in the 3rd round (although there were 12 rounds back then, there was very limited free agency), versus Williams in the 5th, and they both made All-Pro after their 5th season. While both were recognized within the conference while in college, neither received much national attention, much less being named to any of the recognized All American teams.
Both were great value picks - Thomas was very productive out of the DT position, registering 93 1/2 sacks and 4 interceptions. Williams has been an incredibly productive tackler for a NG/DT, with 347 tackles in 7 seasons.