Chargers Draft

Chargers Draft Scouting Report: Greedy Williams

BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 03: Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide tries to avoid the tackle of Greedy Williams #29 of the LSU Tigers in the second quarter of their game at Tiger Stadium on November 03, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 03: Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide tries to avoid the tackle of Greedy Williams #29 of the LSU Tigers in the second quarter of their game at Tiger Stadium on November 03, 2018 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Chargers may have a draft steal in the first round, and Greedy Williams may be that pick.

Williams of LSU may become a draft steal due to him being called too skinny at the cornerback position. He is listed as 6-foot-1 and 175 pounds, and with that weight, his frame is a little bit small.

Greedy has the makeup of an All-Pro caliber corner in the right system. He may be an ideal candidate for Gus Bradley’s cover system.

Greedy’s man-cover skills are a natural fit with Bradley’s defense due to his fluid hips, long speed, and his transition skills to stay on top of routes. Williams shows that in spades, per Joe Marino of The Draft Network.

“Man Coverage – Has all the physical upside to be a standout man coverage corner. Features good length, fluid hips and the speed to carry routes vertically down the field. Doesn’t always anticipate route breaks well and gets caught guessing. Needs to more consistently finish reps to not allow late separation.”

Greedy’s ball skills would be something the Chargers could use to their advantage. Admittedly, since Casey Hayward is a shutdown corner who rarely gets the ball thrown to his side, we would need a corner with that type of athletic ability and length to create turnovers for our elite offense to get the ball back.

In just two seasons with the Tigers, Williams had eight interceptions in just 24 career games. Who wouldn’t want your starting corner to be greedy with the ball? Additionally, we see that with regularity. Marino continues:

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“Ball Skills – Illustrates the ability to disrupt at the catch point. Athletic ability and length lead to ample opportunities to make plays on the ball. Showcases good hands when he has the chance to haul in an interception. Drives forward on the ball well with good timing. There are occasions with his back to the football where he is slow to work his head around and find the ball.”

After all, who wouldn’t want Williams’man-coverr skills in Bradley’s defense? His ball skills are just the cherry on top of the ice cream. In fact, he would be the steal that our coupon god  Tom Telesco hunts for in the draft.

The Chargers hold the No. 28 overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft, which takes place April 25-27.

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