Cornerback Greedy Williams
The Cleveland Browns decided in 2019 they wanted to pair another young cornerback with Denzel Ward, so they selected Greedy Williams in the 2019 NFL Draft, creating a potential dynamic duo at the position for several years. However, Williams left some questions in the air following his rookie season.
Williams was named the No. 2 cornerback for the Browns, starting in all 12 games he played in. Although he did not have the best rookie season, he showed glimpses of being a solid No. 2 cornerback.
The second round pick was able to make some plays due to his length and speed, but he showed some problems sticking tight in coverage with more developed NFL route trees. And there were times that even when Williams would be in position to make a play, he did not have the best technique to make a play on the football. Williams received a grade of 54.6 from Pro Football Focus.
The Browns added some competition to the cornerback room this offseason, signing former first-round pick Kevin Johnson. Johnson will likely be the nickel cornerback, but has starting experience. Terrance Mitchell, who is entering his third season with the Browns, also has starting experience.
New defensive coordinator Joe Woods is a specialist with the secondary, so Williams will have a good teacher at the helm. Woods will likely put the Browns corners in coverages they are most comfortable with, helping them perform on game days.
Williams will need to show at training camp he has continued to develop his technique, which should help him maintain tight coverage with some of the best receivers. He has all of the athletic tools, but will need to prove his technique is improving at training camp to be relied on as the No. 2 cornerback.