Potential Atlanta Falcons First Round Pick: Greedy Williams

Atlanta Falcons, Andraez Williams (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Greedy Williams spent his first year on the Louisiana State University campus with a red-shirt status, sitting out for the entire season. This was due to the incredible depth that LSU had at the corner position. Entering his sophomore season, Greedy was not scheduled to be one of the team’s starting two outside cornerbacks in the LSU base defense. Instead he was set to play when the team deployed five or six defensive backs in sub packages.

One of LSU’s starting cornerback was suspended for the first game of the 2017 season and Andraez Williams made the most of his opportunity, getting his fist career interception. He never lost his starting spot, starting 13 games that year. Greedy racked up 38 total tackles as a freshman, with 1.5 tackles holding his opponent for a loss. He also broke up a very impressive ten passes on the campaign. Most importantly, Greedy lived up to his nickname by intercepting an SEC high six passes. Williams was named as a First Team All SEC selection and a Third Team All American, for his stellar red-shirt freshman season.

As a sophomore, Greedy Williams held down the starting position, starting all 11 games he played in. His tackle numbers were down slightly to 33, with zero tackles for a loss. However despite being targeted less, Williams fell just one short of his 2017 total, breaking up nine passes in two fewer games. His interceptions are what suffered most, due to teams’ hesitancy to target receivers he defended. He only picked off two passes in 2018. Williams was once again named All SEC First Team. The red-shirt sophomore, was also named as an NCAA Second Team All American. Williams chose not to participate in the team’s bowl game and declared for the 2019 NFL Draft, immediately following the season.

According to Pro Football Focus, Greedy Williams allowed a quarter back rating of just 38.7 when being targeted by an opponent. His 25 forced incompletions over the last two seasons, rank fourth among cornerbacks in the 2019 draft class. Impressively Greedy only allowed three touchdowns this past season. When matched up against Ole Miss wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, who is projected to go with the first three rounds of the upcoming draft, Williams allowed only two catches on seven targets. He only allowed the blazing fast Ole Miss recover to get 31 yards, while forcing one incompletion.

Take a look at this clip about Greedy Williams Inspiration to Be Great via the NFL YouTube Channel: