How Greedy Williams fits in Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Steelers secondary was on its way to being a revitalized and youthful group when they selected Artie Burns and Sean Davis in 2016. That however has taken a big step backwards.
Burns has turned into a no-confidence having bench riding piece of burnt toast. I hate it for the kid because he showed a lot of promise in 2016 as a rookie.
With Burns inability to anchor the side opposite Joe Haden, the number two spot saw a revolving door of Cam Sutton, Mike Hilton and Coty Sensabaugh until Sensabaugh eventually stuck in the defense as the guy.
The Steelers seem to have had to address corner for forever. In 2019, it will be no different as they need a speedy, man coverage oriented corner who can step in sooner than later to be the number two guy and eventually step up into the Joe Haden role when he is gone.
Williams’ plus-man coverage, good speed and solid 6’3″ frame would e a great addition to the Steelers secondary. His ball hawk skills would also help boost the takeaway numbers for a defense that finished near last in takeaways in 2018.
His tackling and physicality could use a tune up but look no further than 2018 to see that coach Tom Bradley helped to improve the tackling of the secondary by a lot. Sean Davis looked like a whole new player out there and his tackling was night and day from his first two years to last year.
Bradley could help fine tune Williams into the number two corner the Steelers need. The question will be how fast will corners fly off the board and will he be there at 20 when Pittsburgh is up?