The Cleveland Browns have officially named their starting corner opposite Denzel Ward.
On Sunday, the Browns revealed that Greedy Williams, their second-rounder in the 2019 NFL Draft, will get the starting nod over Terrance Mitchell in the team's Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. The two battled for the job all offseason, but the Browns seem comfortable throwing Williams into the fire.
Williams was considered one of the top cornerbacks to come out of this year's draft class, and for good reason. He had eight interceptions and defended 19 passes in two seasons with the LSU Tigers.
This is the perfect opportunity for the rookie considering he gets to face a Titans team that ranked 29th in the NFL in total passing yards last year. While the Titans did add Adam Humphries and A.J. Brown in the offseason, it's still not a very threatening receiving corps.
The Browns were already entering this game with a ton of hype thanks to a revamped roster and a lot of trash talking leading up to the regular season. Add Williams into the mix on defense, and this could make for one very loud crowd in Cleveland.
Good luck, Tennessee. You're going to need it.