Redskins intro Williams, rule out Haynesworth deal

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Trent Williams looked dapper in his white suit, even if the burgundy No. 1 jersey he and his family held for the photo op looked many sizes too small.

He had a broad smile and laughed often. Not only had he been drafted by the Washington Redskins, but his daughter Micah turned six months old on his draft day and called him "Da-da" for the first time.

"She said 'Da-da' right after I got drafted," Williams said, "so that just boosted all emotions."

The Redskins introduced their No. 4 overall draft pick Friday, the tangible highlight of an afternoon in which rumors bounded again over whether the team would complete a trade involving disgruntled defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth. Without a deal of some kind, Washington would be reduced to the role of spectator when the draft resumed Friday night because they had no picks in the second or third rounds.

Late in the afternoon, coach Mike Shanahan appeared to shut the door once and for all on the Haynesworth talk.

"No, it's not going to happen. ... Albert Haynesworth will not be traded," Shanahan told the NFL Network.

Shanahan also made it sound as if a pick-less night would be no big deal, saying that the team considers Donovan McNabb its second-round selection and Jeremy Jarmon the third-round choice. The second-round pick was part of the trade that brought McNabb from Philadelphia earlier this month, and the third-rounder was sacrificed when defensive end Jarmon was taken in the supplemental draft last year.

Still, for at least an hour or so, the spotlight belonged to Williams, the offensive lineman from Oklahoma who is penciled in as the successor at left tackle to six-time Pro Bowl Chris Samuels, who retired at the end of last season.

Williams' first question at his first Redskins news conference came from general manager Bruce Allen, sitting in the back of the auditorium with owner Dan Snyder.

"Are you going to sign on time?" Allen called out.

"Yes, Mr. Allen," Williams said with a laugh. "I'm going to sign on time."

The Redskins hope he lives up to his word and isn't a holdout at the start of training camp in late July. They also hope that the two most-stated concerns about Williams — his work ethic and the scouts who say he's more suited to play right tackle — won't be long-term issues.

Williams said his work ethic problems are in the past.

"I knew that I haven't given all my 100 percent my first couple of years at Oklahoma," Williams said. "But there's always room for change, already room to get better. I just worked hard to get better."

Williams didn't become a regular left tackle until his senior year with the Sooners, boosting his draft value. Offensive line coach Chris Foerster said Williams is suited just fine for the left side.

"Every part of his game will have to be worked on," Foerster said. "That's just part of becoming a professional football player."

Williams alone doesn't solve the chronic offensive line problems for the Redskins. At last weekend's minicamp, Foerster had Artis Hicks starting at right tackle and Mike Williams at right guard.

Hicks has played several positions during his career, and the Redskins hope he can flourish if he's given one spot and left to master it. Williams is another former No. 4 overall pick who spent his early career at tackle, left the game, then lost a lot of weight to make a comeback last year.

Now he's trying to be a guard.

"He's raw at the position," Foerster said, "so he'll still got a developing to do."

With that in mind, it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Redskins take another lineman in the lower rounds on Saturday.

"I'm always lobbying for linemen," Foerster said, "the more the better."