Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angeles Rams added Chucky Williams, the hard-hitting safety from the Louisville Cardinals. The team seems never to stop looking for talent and increasingly brings added depth to the defensive backfield.
They are producing another defensive back that was a three-year starter at the safety position. Recording 252 career tackles (150 solos),13 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, 9.0 interceptions,15 pass deflections, 5.0 recovered fumbles and forced 7.0 fumbles for his career.
Williams is the one player that you lived to see every game initiating hard crushing hits on running backs. However, last season Williams would meet his fate as he attempted to tackle freshman sensation AJ Dillon of Boston College. However, the freshman had another alternative, as he threw the safety off him and continued to an impressive 75-yard touchdown run. (Watch Video)
AJ Dillon Throws Off Chucky Williams
At 6'0", Williams can play both the free and strong safety positions, and his size and toughness enable him to assist in run support around the line of scrimmage. He also posses the ball skills to play deep and can accelerate for the deep passes to make plays. Has excellent skills in play recognition with the run or with play-action passes and rarely gets caught out of position.
However, when it comes to the area of tackling with big hitters there come exposure of flaws. Can be inconsistent as a tackler because of trying to separate the player's jersey from their bodies. He will at times take bad angles or routes to the ball, but those are issues that can quickly be improved.
The early projection will be that Williams will be the better fit at strong safety and play with a special-teams mentality. Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips can enjoy that style from Williams, as he had former special team ace as a Denver Bronco and Rams of a Kavon Webster. Williams has the athletic ability to compete to make the 53-man roster and the fact that he concentrates as a special teams specialist opportunity will heighten further.
The Rams are as well deep at the safety position too, Williams will have a lot to gain the further attention of his defensive coaches. However, the one thing that special teams coach John "Bones" Fassel will enjoy is the tenacity and willingness Williams can bring running down the field and laying out returners.
There will be a couple of familiar faces inside the Rams locker room that Williams will know, as starting right guard Jamon Brown, and sixth-round draft selection from the 2018 NFL Draft defensive end Trevon Young are former Cardinals as well. However, Williams and Young both were starters together on defense while at Louisville.