Devin White, MLB, LSU
Height: 6’1″ / Weight: 182 lbs
Projected Round(s): 1
Greedy Williams is a tall cornerback with the athleticism and fluidity to stick with some of the fastest and most athletic wide receivers in the NFL. He is seen by many as the number one corner in this year’s class and for good reason.
One of the most valuable assets a corner can have is speed. But how many times have we seen a DJ Hayden or Stanford Routt, who can keep with his guy, but had no ball skills and so was more likely to commit a penalty than collect a pass deflection. The same just isn’t true for Williams who has great ball skills and knows what to do when the ball is in the air.
If it’s true that one of the reasons the Raiders benched Gareon Conley early in the year was because of his problems with tackling, then Greedy Williams might not be the guy for Gruden and company.
Not only is Williams not a great tackler, there are times when it looks like he doesn’t even want to try when playing run defense. He’s a bit lanky and because of that will often just dive at the feet of a ball carrier, that is, when he actually decides to make the effort.
Why He Fits
Gareon Conley emerged as one of if not the single best player on the defensive side of the ball by the end of the 2018 season. But despite that fact, the Raiders remain in need of cornerbacks.
The importance of the cornerback is such that teams need at least three starting caliber corners if they really want to compete. The Raiders have one in Conley, hopefully one in Daryl Worley, but they could really use another elite talent if they want to dramatically upgrade their secondary.