NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Day two of the 2019 NFL Draft is underway and the Cleveland Browns have acquired a new player.
The Browns made a trade to acquire former Louisiana State University cornerback Greedy Williams with the No. 46 overall pick Friday night.
Cleveland gave the pick Nos. 49 and 144 to the Indianapolis Colts to move up to No. 46 and acquire Williams.
Williams is 6-2, 185 pounds and was a finalist as the nation’s top defensive back. Williams started and played in 24 games at LSU, he led the SEC in interceptions back in 2017. He finished his collegiate career with 8 interceptions, 71 tackles and 28 passes defended.
Dorsey was surprised Williams was still on the board and wanted to make a move, he thought Williams would be drafted with one of the first five picks in the second round.
We’re feeling Greedy 😏
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— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 27, 2019
Head Coach Freddie Kitchens said, “Greedy was giddy… he’s excited to be a Cleveland Brown.”
Williams confirmed this excitement on Twitter.
Meanwhile, his new teammates are welcoming him to The Land.
Browns’ cornerback Denzel Ward tweeted at Williams saying, “Let’s Ride Greedy! Go Browns!”
— Denzel Ward (@denzelward) April 27, 2019
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. also celebrated Williams joining the team on his Instagram story. You can watch his celebration in the tweet below:
— Nicholas A. Kovach (@TheKovach) April 27, 2019