In a move that comes as no surprise, LSU sophomore cornerback Greedy Williams has announced his decision to enter the 2019 NFL Draft and forego his final seasons at LSU.
“I Have been blessed by God with a beautiful and supportive family. My blessings also include my LSU Tiger Family, both on and off the field. It is with those abundant blessings in mind that I have chosen to pursue to enter the 2019 NFL Draft” #BeGreedy pic.twitter.com/pAIq6T4vIN— Greedy Williams ™️ (@G_Will29) December 2, 2018
Williams is just a sophomore, but has been at LSU for three seasons making him draft eligible. It has been widely speculated that he will be a very high first-round draft pick after two seasons as a starter. Williams has intercepted 8 passes and broken up another 20 in two years, and has the measurables that NFL teams look for at 6-1, 190 with long arms.
There has been some speculation around message boards that Williams will skip LSU’s Fiesta Bowl date with Central Florida. As of earlier this week, Williams was still attending early morning workouts with the team, per a source in the program. One would hope he’d want one last go-round, especially since his last game featured a costly (and highly questionable) pass-interference and (even more questionable) unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.
Regardless, Williams has been a tremendous addition to the legacy of DBU at LSU, and I would expect that to continue into the professional ranks.
Upon further clarification from The Advocate, Williams will skip the Fiesta Bowl. The move appears to have caught Ed Orgeron by surprise:
“I wish him the best, obviously,” Orgeron said. “If that’s what he wants to do, we wish him and his family the best. I didn’t know that was posted yet. We were going to have a meeting, a final meeting.”