Greedy Williams may be getting a bit too greedy, if you know what we’re saying.
OK, that was an obvious decision to get a pun into a lede, but seriously, Williams isn’t beating around the bush about what he thinks the Browns can do this year.
Just moments after the Browns traded up to get Williams with the 46th pick in the draft out of LSU, the cornerback made a bold prediction.
“I know one thing: that the Browns are going to the Super Bowl this year,” Williams said in his introductory press conference.
Greedy Williams: “I know one thing: that the Browns are going to the Super Bowl this year.”#Browns
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) April 27, 2019
As bold, and somewhat crazy, as this take might be, this might be the one year saying this as a member of the Browns isn’t entirely insane.
Several pundits are already picking the Browns to win the AFC North and certain ones are certainly picking them to get to the playoffs, so Cleveland has some good mojo going into this season.
And when you pair Williams with 2018 first-round pick Denzel Ward, the Browns have two very good cover corners to help out their defense.
And as general manger John Dorsey said, he got Williams to patrol the outside, he doesn’t worry about some tackling questions, which resulted in the corner’s drop into the second round.
“I came into work today with the intent of drafting the best player available,” Dorsey said.
He continued: “Corners are paid to cover. And then the tackling aspect — just get the guy down.”
Williams may have been bold in his prediction, but things are going right for Cleveland right now with Baker Mayfield, Odell Beckham Jr. and Myles Garrett.
This may not be as crazy as it sounds.