Stud: Greedy Williams
Greedy Williams did not have the best start to his NFL career after being a part of a busted coverage on the second drive of the game for the Browns defense. With the Browns in zone coverage, Williams played underneath coverage thinking he had help over top from Sheldrick Redwine. But he didn’t, and it allowed an easy touchdown for the Redskins.
But after that, Williams started to make plays all over the field, whether it be in coverage or coming up to the line of scrimmage to make a tackle. Williams made two tackles on the edge at the line of scrimmage, making two strong plays, not allowing the Redskins rusher to make a move and create a chunk play.
Williams also intercepted a Dwayne Haskins pass after Haskins overthrew his receiver. Although it was an easy interception for Williams, it showed his ability to find the football and make a play on the ball, which is something that he excelled at in college.
Williams finished the night with the two tackles, the interception and one pass defensed, but it was a strong debut for the rookie cornerback. As he fights to become the Browns No. 2 cornerback opposite of Denzel Ward, Williams had a strong start to the preseason.