LSU cornerback Greedy Williams waited a little longer than many expected before getting the phone call that he’d been drafted.
When he got the call, at No. 46, it came from the Cleveland Browns.
Not only will Williams get the chance to play with former LSU stars Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, he’s joining a team many NFL observers believe is poised to break out of its nearly two-decade span of mediocrity in a big way.
Williams wasted little time announcing himself to the fan base.
‘The Browns are going to the Super Bowl’
On a conference call with reporters not long after he was drafted, Williams was asked what he knows about his new organization.
“I know one thing — that the Browns are going to the Super Bowl this year,” he said.
He’s not alone in that thinking.
Joe Thomas: Super Bowl expectations ‘realistic’
Last month, after the Browns acquired Beckham in a trade with the New York Giants, franchise legend Joe Thomas placed similarly lofty expectations on the 2019 Browns.
“When you look at the pieces that were put together, you’ve got to say, ‘On paper, this is a roster that’s talented enough to go to the Super Bowl,’” Thomas said. “Now, they still have a second-year quarterback. They’ve got youth all over the roster.
“Is Freddie Kitchens, in his first year as a head coach, going to be able to take all of those pieces and get them to play together as a team? We don’t know yet, but we can project and we can be excited, and I think that’s where we all are right now as Browns fans.”
Thomas said fans of the team “realistically should be” expecting a Super Bowl appearance.
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