Born: Dec 3rd, 1997 (21 years old)
Weight: 184 Lbs
University: Louisiana State
Meet the best cornerback in this year’s draft, Andraez “Greedy” Williams, the latest product from the LSU defensive back bloodline. He leaves LSU as a 2x First Team All-SEC (2017, 2018) member, and was voted a Consensus All-American in 2018. In February of 2017, Greedy became a father to his daughter Khloe. He has been quoted many times talking about the importance of the NFL for his daughter and the rest of his family. Greedy is set to become the highest drafted cornerback out of LSU since Morris Claiborne in the 2012 draft.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Williams stands in at 6’3 and is one of the longest cornerbacks I can remember scouting. With that length comes a very good sense of ball skills, easily being able to locate the ball when thrown at. Coming into the 2018 season, Andraez had a 19.4 passer rating when quarterbacks threw at him. Williams nearly always can get at least one hand on the ball.
One of the biggest weaknesses of Greedy’s film is, there isn’t much of it. Quarterbacks just didn’t want to throw on his side of the defense, understandably. Due to his thin frame, Williams struggles in run support and would need to gain weight to maintain his physicality on the field at the next level.
NFL Draft Projection/Player Comp
NFL Draft Projection
With teams like the 49ers, Raiders, and Panthers picking in the top half of the draft, I don’t see Williams falling outside the Top 16 picks. Plenty of franchises are suffering from a lack of cornerback talent on their roster and would love Greedy’s size in their secondary. I could see him going as high as 4th to Oakland; Jon Gruden would love to have a lockdown prospect on the defensive side of the ball. After that run of quarterbacks comes in, expect Greedy Williams to be one of the first names called on stage.
NFL Player Comparison
When watching Williams, I see a lot of similarities to Stephon Gilmore but is a tad bit bigger. Like Gilmore, expect Williams to give up the occasional big play as you just can’t win them all. Both have a great knack of finding the ball and breaking up passes, even if the receiver first touches the ball. I believe with the added arm length, Williams could easily become one of the next big name, shutdown corners in the NFL.