Syracuse CB and potential 2022 NFL Draft prospect Garrett Williams faces a big test against the Clemson wide receivers Friday night.
The corner class in the 2022 NFL Draft looks to be a fantastic one. There are several top talents at the position and plenty could go in the first round. Guys like Derek Stingley Jr. and Andrew Booth Jr. lead the way, but there’s a lot of depth that hasn’t gotten as much attention. One of those potential prospects is Syracuse’s Garrett Williams.
Just a redshirt sophomore, Williams doesn’t necessarily have to declare in what projects to be a deep class. However, his talent is among the best. He’s listed at just 5’11” and 189 pounds, but Williams has the traits to play on the perimeter.
Williams has great transitional quickness, and a great trigger when sitting in off-coverage. He’s willing and able to help in the run game and is a reliable tackler. He has the long speed to carry vertically and can make things difficult for receivers at the catch point with his physicality and great timing.
Williams gets a stiff test this week, as the Clemson Tigers are headed to the Carrier Dome. Clemson has boasted top tier receiver talent for several years now, and has a few on the roster worth mentioning. Justyn Ross is still getting up to speed off of a major neck injury, but his body control and ball skills are excellent. Frank Ladson Jr. is questionable, but he’s another with great size and length for the position. He’s too young to enter, but Joseph Ngata is the next in line there for the Tigers.
It’s a size mismatch in favor of Clemson, which gives Garrett Williams a major opportunity to boost his 2022 NFL Draft stock in the national eye with a strong performance. He can show teams how the catch point is a strong suit to his game and that he’s not far behind the superstar on the other sideline in terms of talent and traits.