The 2019 Draft is considered to be top-heavy on defense, with Andraez ‘Greedy’ Williams headlining the defensive backs. A two-year starter at LSU, Williams had 6 interceptions as a freshman. New York has a glaring need to fill at the position, and if they do not retain Morris Claiborne, Williams may provide some stability.
Greedy Williams is the prototypical corner, listed at 6’2” 185 lbs. He displays excellent ball skills and has the making to be an early first round selection. Due to the trends of recent drafts, a team may decide to reach on him come April, so it will be interesting to see where teams have him on their big boards.
Name: Andraez “Greedy” Williams
33 tackles (23 solo), 2 INTs, 9 PDs
Greedy Williams shows a unique ability to read and react to plays to go along with elite level ball skills, which is a top-tier trait for his position. Heading in to the draft process, there were those who questioned Williams’ speed but he answered that by running a 4.33 40 time this week in Indy. LSU has a habit of churning out excellent talent in the secondary and Williams is the latest. Battle tested in a tough conference, Williams played in a total of 24 games at LSU, picking off 8 passes in that time.
Williams lacks physicality at the cornerback position and isn’t the most willing tackler. Several onlookers have commented on his unwillingness to be more aggressive in run support.
If the Jets decide it is time to part ways with Morris Claiborne, Greedy Williams could make for a dynamic pair with veteran cornerback Trumaine Johnson. However, he may not fit in Gregg Williams’ aggressive defense due to his poor tackling. If the Jets trade back far enough in the first round, Williams may be an ideal selection, but if they stay at 3, there will be many better prospects available for the Green & White.