As Cleveland’s first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, expectations are high for cornerback Greedy Williams. Not only was Williams a mid-second round pick for the Browns, but many draft analysts had him marked as a first round talent who miraculously fell into general manager John Dorsey’s hands at No. 46 overall. Now, Williams will have to prove that he can start in Cleveland’s backfield.
Williams posted a stat line that included six interceptions and ten passes defensed during his freshman year with the Tigers. The Browns saw Williams’ length, technique, and cover skills and may have gotten a steal midway through the second round. The Browns’ first preseason matchup should provide a great test of Williams’ skills and the knowledge he gained during training camp.
As a LSU product, Williams was a tremendous cover corner throughout his college career. His pro debut will likely see him start across from Denzel Ward for a short time.
The Browns obviously love what they have in Williams, as they have been hyping up their top pick via social media during training camp. Now, it is up to the rookie to prove he can hang with Ward and the other cornerbacks and start at the top-level of play.