According to reports, the Denver Broncos were among the teams who met virtually with Syracuse defensive back Trill Williams recently.
#Syracuse DB Trill Williams is one of my favorite players in this draft. What can't he do?— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) February 26, 2021
He's met/will meet virtually w/ the #Seahawks, #Jets, #Falcons, #Raiders, #Titans, #Texans, #Washington, #Patriots, #49ers, #Broncos, #Chargers, #Eagles, #Colts, #Saints & #Packers
The Denver Broncos appear to be doing their homework on the secondary prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft. They recently met virtually with Northwestern cornerback Greg Newsome II and now have reportedly met virtually with Syracuse defensive back Trill Williams.
He’s a 6’2, 198 pound defensive back who played boundary corner, free safety, and nickel corner for Syracuse during his college career. So that versatility should benefit him moving forward into the NFL.
The guys at The Draft Network have Williams ranked as their 70th best overall prospect and the 10th best cornerback prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft. Here are their thoughts on William’s and what he brings to the table for NFL teams.
Trill Williams was a steady presence in the Syracuse secondary since 2018 where he spent time at wide corner, slot corner, and at safety. While he is versatile and has appeal in any role, I like him best at wide corner. Williams is long, rangy, athletic, physical, and aggressive. His physical skill set is exceptional and he doesn’t have any restrictions. He is springy and explosive, capable of thriving in both man and zone coverage. With that said, he does have room to grow when it comes to anticipatory skills and there were some instances where he didn’t get his head around to the football with his back to the line of scrimmage. He had three return touchdowns in his three seasons in college and has a knack for coming up with big plays. For a team looking for a versatile defensive back that can be a matchup-neutralizer, Williams has the physical gifts to do that. There is immense potential when it comes to the roles he can fill in the NFL and the ways he can make an impact
This is the second reported virtual meeting between the Broncos and a long and rangy cornerback prospect. Williams here offers a little more versatility, but his skill set would fit in perfectly as a boundary corner in Vic Fangio’s defense.
There isn't a grand consensus among NFL teams where Williams will play at the next level. Based on their scheme, some teams like him at FS, others like him at CB or at the nickel. He played all 3 positions at Syracuse.— Justin M (@JustinM_NFL) February 26, 2021
Truly a dynamic DB that impacts the game in multiple ways.
As we know, the Broncos currently have Bryce Callahan and Michael Ojemudia and will be looking to add one or two starters this offseason along with some depth as well. I expect a starter to be added via free agency and some depth and/or another potential starter in the draft as well. Newsone definitely fits the mold of the type of corner they’ll be interested in as well.
I expect this to be the first of many reported virtual meetings between the Broncos and one of the draft’s top cornerbacks.