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2019 Prospect Primer: CB Greedy Williams

One of the top corners in this year’s draft, the 6’2 Williams is a true outside corner with great ball skills due to his length. 

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Georgia Bulldogs wide receiver Riley Ridley (8) and LSU Tigers cornerback Greedy Williams (29) during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 in Baton Rogue, LA. (Ric Tapia via AP)

There must be something in the water in Death Valley, at least that defensive players are drinking. Williams is the second player out of LSU to be highlighted in these prospect primers – and for good reason. Former Tiger defensive backs have worked out pretty well in the league. You just have to look to Arizona corner Patrick Peterson or Houston safety Tyrann Mathieu for proof. Widen that to defensive players overall and you've got linebackers Kendell Beckwith, who showed a ton of promise before his unfortunate offseason ankle injury last year, and Kwon Alexander, who was on pace to have a monster season in 2018 before tearing his ACL, right here in Tampa Bay.

Williams is a lengthy corner that has great ball skills. At 6'2, he recorded nine interceptions in two seasons at LSU and batted down 19 passes. In 2018, he was a Thorpe Award finalist, given to the nation's top defensive back. According to his LSU bio, he was the top freshman corner in college football in 2017 and started every game. He also became the first LSU player to lead the SEC in interceptions since 2007, nabbing six that year. Fun fact, his name 'Greedy' comes from a nickname his grandmother gave him when he was young.

View photos of LSU CB Greedy Williams.

NFL.com has him graded a 6.21, meaning he is a projected instant starter at the NFL level. His patience in early coverage phases and ability to match receivers' steps are some of his strengths, according to his draft profile, but he needs to add muscle and strength, according to draft analyst Lance Zierlein.

"Long, athletic cornerback who is more smooth and fluid than twitchy and sudden in his coverage," said Zierlein. "Williams has the instincts and tools to play a variety of coverages, but his length and pattern-matching talent will likely get him drafted to handle press-man duties."

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