Former LSU cornerback Andraez "Greedy" Williams is taking the concept of betting on yourself and letting the tape speak for itself to a whole new level.
Williams, who is considered the best cornerback prospect in the 2019 NFL Draft along with Washington's Byron Murphy, has eschewed the traditional draft prospect path of private workouts with various teams. In fact, Williams has had exactly ZERO visits and private workouts.
A rarity: #LSU CB Greedy Williams has had no visits and it appears no private workouts, either. Some dinners and meetings, but that’s all. It’s not good, it’s not bad. It’s just rare. Only other player I can remember like this was Tyler Eifert, who had no questions coming out.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 12, 2019
Certainly a bold move. This means one of two things: either Williams doesn't want to risk the potential of a bad workout that turns a team away or a team has given him a promise that they would draft him in the first round.
After picking off six passes in 2017, Williams knocked down nine passes and had two interceptions in 2018. In addition, he's the only corner to put the clamps on Ole Miss stars AJ Brown and DK Metcalf.
When you produce like he did, and run a 4.38 40-yard dash at 6-3 and 185 pounds, it will be almost impossible to slide outside of the first round.
LSU CB Greedy Williams (6'2, 185 lbs) ran a 4.38 on his first 40 yard attempt. pic.twitter.com/6ZHJnZgEzY— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) March 4, 2019
When you're as dominant as he was in college, conducting additional workouts that could potentially damage your stock is senseless. Good on Greedy for taking charge.