Greedy Williams, CB, LSU
Heading into the 2018 college football season, LSU cornerback Greedy Williams was the talk of the town. Williams was projected to be a potential top-10 corner and the best defensive back in the class of 2019.
Yet, when draft time came, the shutdown corner fell to pick 46 with the Cleveland Browns. To make matters worse, five other cornerbacks were taken before him.
John Elway loves to draft defensive backs (as we saw when he took Bradley Roby despite having both Chris Harris Jr and Aqib Talib), and I thought there was a chance Williams could be a surprise pick for the Denver Broncos at 10 or 20.
When you factor in the Chris Harris Jr contract talks (or lack thereof), it’s easy to see why Elway could grab a young corner on day one or early on day two.
However, when the 41st pick in the 2019 NFL Draft came and went, Dalton Risner was a Denver Bronco. I still thought there may be a chance if Williams continued to fall that Denver would select him at 52. Once, they traded up though, I knew they were going to select a quarterback.
I couldn’t be happier with the Risner and Lock picks, but if Chris Harris Jr talks stall out and he is ultimately traded and Greedy Williams performs well in Cleveland, this will cause a lot of second-guessing. Basically, there is a lot of pressure riding on Elway if Harris Jr doesn’t stay.