Greedy Williams not the No. 2 cornerback just yet
During the offseason program, it seemed like rookie Greedy Williams was showing enough to the Cleveland Browns coaching staff to earn the No. 2 cornerback job and start next to Denzel Ward. But that was not the case on the first day of training camp.
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Terrance Mitchell returned to the first-team defense during training camp with Williams working with the second-unit. Last season, Mitchell exceeded expectations when he became the starting cornerback opposite of Ward.
Mitchell is a physical cornerback who showed a knack for creating turnovers with one interception and two forced fumbles in eight games last season. And if he has the same performance as he did last season during camp, it could be difficult for Williams to overtake him as the starter.
Kitchens and John Dorsey have preached competition during the offseason, so it only makes sense that Mitchell and Williams will be battling to become the starter. And they will have opportunities to make some standout plays during practice, as whoever gets the nod as the No. 2 for the practice will get to face off against Beckham.
If Mitchell or Williams are able to limit Beckham during the course of a practice, they could earn themselves a longer look as the No. 2 corner. But the first day of camp showed Mitchell and Williams could be locked into a battle for most of camp.