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Meet the Prospect: Greedy Williams

Name: Greedy Williams

Position: Cornerback

School: LSU

Ht/Wt: 6-2, 185

40-yard dash: 4.37 seconds

Bench: 8 reps (pro day)

Vertical: 36.0 inches (pro day)

Broad: 124.0 inches (pro day)

3-cone: did not run

20-yard shuttle: did not run

How he fits: Williams became a full-time starter in Baton Rouge in 2017. He led the SEC with six interceptions and broke up 11 passes that season. He recorded two more picks this past season with nine pass breakups.

Williams is a terrific cover corner with length and smooth athletic skills. He only allowed 27 of his 74 targets to be completed this past season, per Pro Football Focus.

The Lions were busy in the free agent cornerback market, signing veterans Justin Coleman and Rashaan Melvin, but teams can never have too many young, talented cornerbacks. Darius Slay, Jamal Agnew and Mike Ford are also on the roster and have playing experience.

Key observations: One of the knocks on Williams is his playing strength (8 bench reps) and the fact that he hasn't always been a willing tackler in support of the run. In today's NFL, with the quick passing game and receiver screens, being able to tackle on the outside is important in all aspects, not just against the run. Williams admitted at the Combine it was an area he could improve. He said all the right things about doing so.

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What they had to say about him: "Long, athletic cornerback who is more smooth and fluid than twitchy and sudden in his coverage. Williams has the instincts and tools to play a variety of coverages, but his length and pattern-matching talent will likely get him drafted to handle press-man duties. His ball production dropped a little from 2017 and he continued to struggle with finding the ball downfield, but he is rarely ever out of position. He needs to get stronger and more competitive in run support, but he has the talent and traits to become a CB1." – Lance Zierlein, NFL.com

How he stacks up: More than any other prospect we've profiled so far, analysts have varying opinions on Williams.

He comes in at No. 31 on Daniel Jeremiah's list of the top 50 prospects in the draft. He's the fourth cornerback on that list behind Byron Murphy (26), Rock Ya-Sin (28) and Deandre Baker (30).

Scouts Inc. lists Williams as the No. 25 overall prospect and the second best cornerback behind Murphy.

CBSSports.com has Williams as the No. 12 overall prospect in this draft. Williams came in at No. 9 on Mel Kiper Jr.'s big board.

He's No. 21 overall on Dane Brugler's list from The Athletic.

What he had to say: "No doubt, film don't lie," Williams said at the Combine, when asked if he was the best cornerback in the draft. "I am the best."

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