Browns’ Rookie Greedy Williams Has Eyes on a ‘Gold Jacket’

Getty Cleveland Browns corner Greedy Williams

Greedy Williams has yet to play his first NFL snap, but the Cleveland Browns rookie corner is setting the bar high for what he wants out of his NFL career.

When speaking to reporters at one of the Browns’ youth camps, Williams talked about the experience of visiting the Hall of Fame this week and how it used to motivate him while in college at LSU.

“I remember my first game, caught an interception and I said, when I get to the NFL level, I want to be a Hall of Famer,’’ Williams told Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot. “My job isn’t finished until I have a gold jacket. It’s just one of those things me and my stepdad just sit down and talk about.’’

Williams had an interesting draft process, from once being projected a top 5 pick, to falling into the second round. However, it looks like the Browns got a major steal with Williams, who appears to have an inside route on one of the starting corner spots.

“You’ve got to always think about stuff ahead and try to work towards that goal,’’ Williams said. “Like I said, I’ve got to get through this first season and hopefully things will stand out for me like I want it to go, but until then I’m ready to get through this first season, have fun with it.’’

Greedy Williams Has Solid Minicamp With Browns

At minicamp, Williams was a standout, notching a pair of interceptions during one of the practice sessions, including a highlight reel pick-six of Baker Mayfield where he stepped in front Antonio Callaway and went to the house.

“It is definitely a confident booster. That is my first (pick-six) of the camp,” Williams said. “What your mind tells you, that is what you are going to go do. Just having fun with the game, my confidence and my comfort. Well-equipped and I am ready to rock and roll.”

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It was a nice change of pace for the second round pick, who had some trouble in OTAs in coverage.

“You get in there and get bombed on a couple times, like my first day of OTAs, it was bad,” Williams said. “I was questioning myself, ‘am I fit for this?’ But as you get going, you get comfortable, you get your confidence back up under you and everything will play out well.”

If Williams ends up starting and excelling in his first season — a la Denzel Ward, his partner on the other side who made the Pro Bowl a season ago — he’ll be one small step closer to his goal of making the HOF.

Greedy Williams at the NFL Combine

Williams’ Emotional Signing With Browns

Signing an NFL contract can be an emotional moment for any player, but Williams had an extra layer added when he inked his rookie deal.

According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal, Williams’ grandmother passed away on the same day he put pen to paper to make his lifelong dream a reality.

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