3. Greedy can hit, still has room to grow
Second-round pick Greedy Williams earned himself some first-team reps during OTAs but when Training Camp kicked off, he was working with the second string behind Terrance Mitchell. On Wednesday, he got another shot at working with the starters and had some ups and downs — but the positive was something everyone wanted to see.
In a third-and-four situational drill, Williams made a play where he came up and tackled running back Nick Chubb. The rookie was aided by Chubb stumbling as he ran into left guard Joel Bitonio, but he still made the most of the play and drew some positive reviews for going toe-to-toe with a power runner.
Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan was in attendance and shared a tweet where Williams made the “stick.” It’s just one play but it shows that Williams is willing to stick his nose in there and make the tackle.
Later, we saw the bad as Williams was beaten badly on a slant and go route run by veteran wideout Rashard Higgins.
There will be plenty of ups and downs for Greedy as he learns the pace of the NFL, but the Browns have to feel good about the way he’s shown up so far. The mere fact he’s working with the ones so quickly shows that the coaching staff has a high opinion of him.
They also expect him to rise to the occasion, which is why head coach Freddie Kitchens got onto him for letting Higgins get past him.