Cleveland Browns: Greedy Williams has immense ceiling

Browns, Greedy Williams. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cleveland Browns took Greedy Williams in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft and while he’s dealt with injuries, he still has immense potential

During the 2019 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns moved up to the No. 46 pick in Round 2 and landed LSU cornerback Greedy Williams. As a rookie, he missed four games but still played well in the 12 contests he suited up for.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to build upon his performance in his sophomore campaign as a shoulder injury ended his season before it began. Cleveland was baffled by the nerve issue he was dealing with and appeared ready to move on as they took Greg Newsome with their top pick in 2021.

However, Williams made it back and played in 16 games this season with eight starts. He finished the year with 41 tackles, 10 pass defenses, and his first two career interceptions. And the best part is, he’s still improving and could be even better going forward.

That’s exactly what Lance Reisland was saying on as he pointed out some areas where Williams can still get better.

Where Greedy Williams can improve for the Cleveland Browns

According to Reisland, there are four ways Greedy can reach his potential. The first is the most important as he said he simply needs to remain healthy. 2021 was a huge step in the right direction but every fan seemed to hold their breath when Williams would hit the turf.

Next, he says he needs to get better at tackling. This was an issue coming into the league and there was a belief that his inconsistencies in the tackling department led to him falling into Round 2.

The third was to get better at press coverage. Resiland attached examples where Williams needs to use his hands better — which is something he can get better at.

Last was locating the ball at the end of the routes. Williams has excellent ball skills but Resiland says he can lose it at times in the air.

The good news is, all of this can be taught and developed. Williams is still already a solid cornerback but if he does improve in these four areas, he could be one of the best in the business, and with Denzel Ward and Greg Newsome already on this roster, that could be a great thing for Cleveland’s secondary.

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