2019 NFL Draft Scouting Report: LSU CB Greedy Williams

HEIGHT: 6-2

WEIGHT: 182 lbs

COLLEGE: LSU

CLASS: Redshirt sophomore

2018 STATS: 33 tackles, 2 interceptions, 9 passes defended (11 games)

CAREER STATS: 71 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 8 interceptions, 19 passes defended (24 games)

GAMES WATCHED (13): Miami, Alabama, Florida, Auburn, Louisiana Tech, Ole Miss, Texas A&M (2018); Florida, Chattanooga, Auburn, Alabama, Texas A&M, Ole Miss (2017)

40 BENCH VERT BROAD 3CONE 20S 60S

COVER SKILLS (26/30)

  • Good press-man and off-man coverage skills — generally does a good job of staying in-phase with receivers, but occasionally allows separation on vertical routes
  • Inconsistent in zone — late reactions lead to easy completions; gives receivers too much cushion at times
  • Could do a better job of sticking with receivers on broken plays

AGILITY/TECHNIQUE (17/20)

  • Good mirror-and-match footwork
  • Fluid hips to turn and run with receivers
  • Smooth and efficient backpedal — no wasted steps
  • Does a good job of crowding receivers toward the sideline on vertical routes
  • Occasional lapses in press coverage technique — somewhat susceptible to double moves at the line of scrimmage; can get impatient and flip hips too early
  • Can get handsy at the top of routes

SPEED/BURST (13.5/15)

  • Good speed to stick with most receivers on vertical routes
  • Good click-and-close ability out of backpedal

MENTAL PROCESSING (12/15)

  • Good route recognition — feels breaks well
  • Can be a tick late with reactions in zone coverage; can get confused about who to pick up when routes overlap in his zone
  • Ball-tracking is generally adequate, but occasionally struggles to find the football downfield

BALL SKILLS/PLAYMAKING (9/10)

  • Impressive ball skills — yielded good ball production with 8 interceptions and 19 passes defended in 24 games
  • Finds football consistently on underneath/intermediate routes
  • Does a good job of playing the ball through receivers’ hands

RUN SUPPORT/TACKLING (2.5/5)

  • Passive run defender — doesn’t like to chase plays from the backside; doesn’t show much urgency in trying to get off blocks when defending run plays or screens
  • Poor tackler — ankle-biter who tries to cut down runners below the knees; doesn’t wrap up consistently

SIZE/PHYSICAL TRAITS (4.5/5)

  • Prototypical height/length for the position — long arms increase margin for error/help him cover up mistakes
  • Room to add muscle mass/functional strength
  • Physically capable of matching up with any receiver

RED FLAGS

  • No known character concerns
  • No significant durability concerns

OVERALL GRADE: 84.50/100.00 — (MID) 1ST ROUND — Good player with Pro Bowl potential

NFL COMPARISON: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

SCHEME FIT: Outside man coverage CB

DRAFT PROJECTION: Top-15 pick

“Greedy Williams possesses an impressive combination of size, athleticism, technique and ball skills. He is at his best in press or off man coverage when he can make use of his superior athleticism, length and route recognition to smother receivers and close down throwing windows in a hurry. Williams will need to improve his focus when defending downfield routes and increase his effort in run support in order to reach his fullest potential. With a year or two of physical and technical development, Williams can develop into a top-tier cover man.” – Dan Wussow

 

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