Giants draft: Round 6 has potential with Rodarius William

by Jeff Pilgrim @PilgrimsPoint

The New York Giants used their final pick in the 2021 draft on Cornerback Rodarius Williams out of Oklahoma State.

He stands 6’0 tall and weighs in at 190 lbs.  He plays very physically and brings a competitive edge to the team.  He joins a deep and competitive secondary and it will be interesting to see if he can make an impact in camp.  Due to his physical nature, he’s a great defender of 50/50 passes. 

Cards on the Table:

Make no mistake, this is a 6th round pick that will need significant coaching and improvement in order to become a starting CB in the NFL.  He lacks the burst and agility to play press-man coverage and stay with the best WRs in the league. 

Best Ability: Availability

One thing about Williams is that he’s resilient.  He doesn’t miss games.  He’s tough and he plays through the injuries and the ups and downs of a football season.  He set a OSU school record with 48 consecutive starts. 

The experts project him as a depth Cornerback and a contributor to Special Teams.  It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Joe Judge wanted a versatile player who can contribute in other areas.  We’re seeing this theme over and over again.

Fun Fact:

He is the older brother of Cleveland Browns CB – Greedy Williams.

Whether he is a camp body, a contributor on Special Teams, or eventually finds some playing time as a CB – we welcome him with open arms to the Big Blue Family.