2. Greedy replaces Money Mitchell at CB
Who doesn’t root for Terrance Mitchell. The guy’s had to fight for everything he’s ever gotten in his NFL career.
And after a promising start to the 2018 season, an injury derailed a good chunk of his season after he won a starting job under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
With uncertainty still surrounding the position, the Browns opted to use their first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft, a second-round selection, on LSU corner Greedy Williams.
The rookie look poised to take Mitchell’s job as one of the early stars of Training Camp. Williams came back to earth a little, though, and Mitchell was able to stave him off and will start the season as the No. 2 corner behind Denzel Ward.
While Mitchell oozes effort, look for Williams to take over the job at some point this season. He just possesses too many traits that can’t be taught. His speed and ability to find the ball are innate. Watch some film, and you can see a future shutdown corner.
It’s for this reason that Williams was projected to be a first-round pick in last spring’s draft. He wasn’t, apparently because teams feared he couldn’t tackle, but Williams put those whispers to rest during the preseason by making several aggressive takedowns.
It’s to bad Williams and Mitchell can’t get on the field together with one as the inside corner. The Browns have yet to explain why the duo can’t co-exist together.