Trent Williams noticed one of his teammates doing an interview after practice and decided to have some fun. The Oklahoma offensive lineman sidled up to the reporter and playfully suggested a couple questions. But when told that he’d been the subject of conversation only moments earlier, he turned serious. "You know who I am without my jersey on?” he said to the reporter. You’ll have to forgive Williams. Like most offensive linemen, he isn’t used to being recognized. He plays a less-than-sexy position that is often an afterthought. Not this season. Not with Williams and Russell Okung around. The offensive tackles from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are the best in the country. They aren’t among the best. They aren’t some of the best. They are the best at their position in all the land. Amid the lovefest over Sam Bradford and Zac Robinson that has consumed our fair state, it’s easy to overlook a couple of left tackles. But make no mistake, those talented quarterbacks are made even better by the guys guarding their backsides. Truth is, if these offenses thrive, Okung and Williams will have played big roles. "If it takes only one player to block the best pass rusher, you don’t have to sacrifice another guard or a tight end or a running back,” ESPN commentator and former Florida quarterback Jesse Palmer said. "The possibilities in offense just grow exponentially. If you can get extra guys out in routes, then those are plays to be had if you’re a quarterback. "I think that’s what makes both of those guys so special.” Okung and Williams can handle a defense’s best pass rusher on their own, and that springs the playmakers. Suppose the Cowboys want Kendall Hunter catching passes out of the backfield instead of blocking? Suspect the Sooners prefer Jermaine Gresham in the open field instead of blocking at the line? That’s the kind of difference Okung and Williams make. Both could’ve left school early and declared for the NFL Draft after last season. Had they done so, they would’ve been extremely rich men as high, first-day draft picks. Now, both could be top-five selections in next year’s draft. Okung might be one of the first three players taken. The senior moved to left tackle after playing right tackle as a true freshman. Cowboy coaches called him the first true freshman who they’d seen play so well so early in his career, and they felt confident moving him to the left side. He’s been a rock there. Williams primarily played right tackle the past three seasons, but with Phil Loadholt gone, Sooner coaches didn’t hesitate in moving Williams to the left side. Offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson, after all, considers him the best offensive lineman he’s coached at OU. That includes NFL Pro Bowlers Jammal Brown and Davin Joseph. Both Okung and Williams are special. They are 6-foot-5, 300-plus pounds, but being big and strong isn’t enough nowadays, not with the speed and agility of defensive ends. These two are fleet and nimble, too. Heck, Williams runs the 40-yard dash in 4.82 seconds. That’s the same time former Sooner quarterback Rhett Bomar clocked at the NFL Combine last year. We may go a long time before we see another left tackle in orange and black or crimson and cream as good as Okung or Williams. Having two who are this good in the state at the same time is unlikely to ever happen again. With the likes of Bradford and Robinson, Gresham and Dez Bryant, Hunter and DeMarco Murray, the Sooners and the Cowboys have designs on special seasons. They have the playmakers to be explosive. Yet, the fireworks could be even bigger because of Okung and Williams. "It’s going to allow both those teams, when you have both those guys coming back at left tackle, to do some special things offensively,” former Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware said. "It totally changes the game.” Okung and Williams will never be recognizable stars like some of their teammates have become, but you can say the same thing about them that you can say about those faces of the program. They are game changers.