2019 NFL Draft Prospect Report: Greedy Williams
Name: Greedy Williams
Listed Height: 6’2
Listed Weight: 185
Strengths: Williams is a suffocating (primarily) man coverage CB with an alpha demeanor that commands the room. He is highly cerebral and identifies and anticipates breaks through his sight of WRs upper body movements and his familiarity of routes from tape study. He is patient in press and will match most early movements with a lateral slide instead of committing his hips too early. He has NFL level straight line acceleration and deep speed. Opens smoothly with hip fluidity and traces stems well from man turns. Garners solid step frequency and bend in his pedal to move freely. Strikes in the stem and stays connected to the hip pocket to ride the route in 1v1 man. He mirrors downfield routes well versus speed variations because of his acceleration, deceleration, and feel. Drives out from his transitions to crowd his man to the sideline and cut off inside breaks. Williams has power in his hands and will use his physical traits to re-route the WR and disrupt the throw timing. He can re-collect his steps and accelerate to recover ground in a short area of separation. Plants and closes suddenly on short-intermediate routes from his cover 3 responsibility. Consistently reads the QB’s posture/eyes and knows how to bait, track back, and undercut routes. He shows polished ball tracking ability and ball skills. Williams uses length and recovery to squeeze throwing lanes and attack the catch point. He will get his hands on the ball and flip the field.
Weaknesses: Williams needs to make the addition of more upper body muscle mass to win more often vs boxing out receivers. He will resort to excessive hand fighting downfield and will get called for interference. A consistent effort to match in-breaking routes is missing on tape. He is slow footed vs refined inside routes and can be late to open and turn. His response time to releases with foot fakes can give the WR early separation. Stands too high in off coverage, causing hindrance in his turns. Will lose focus on the ball late in the route and give up a completion. Can go reps at a time without jamming at the LOS and has late punch timing. Shows below average tackle angles and will fail to wrap up and drive through his hits.
Overview and Insights: Williams is a talented corner with impressive tangible and intangible traits. He has to work on dropping his weight and transitioning smoother vs inside routes as well as his overall consistency. He projects as a press-man corner who has the mirror skills, grit, and athleticism to match vs most NFL pass catchers.
Round Projection: Early-Mid First
Ideal Fits: Buccaneers, Broncos, Lions
Pro Comparison: AJ Bouye
Scout: Taylor Moser