Over at NFL.com, writer Nick Shook took to the task of naming one under-the-radar player on each of the league’s 32 clubs. For the Rams, that player highlighted was breakout corner Darious Williams.
“Williams’ performance this season was surely an incredibly pleasant surprise for the Rams, who found in Williams a reliable third corner to fill out the back end of their suddenly stingy secondary,” Shook said. “Williams burst onto the scene in the first quarter of the 2020 season, recording interceptions in wins over the Eagles and Giants, though he saved his best for a 23-16 win over the division-rival Seahawks in Week 10, when he intercepted Russell Wilson twice. Williams finished 2020 with the fifth best figure in targeted expected points added (or EPA; this statistic explains how much an individual player’s performance is affecting the total points scored by the opponent) among defensive backs, taking away 18 points from opponents with his play.”
Williams finished the 2020 regular season with 44 total tackles, 14 pass breakups, a team-leading four interceptions in just 10 starts while playing in all 16. The 27 year old is scheduled to be a restricted free agent later this offseason.
Now for today’s links.
Meet Rams scouting assistant, Mickey Grace (TheRams.com)
Rams are losing another assistant coach (The Rams Wire)
Aaron Donald named NFC Defensive Player of the Year by 101 Sports (TheRams.com)
Why do the Rams seem so interested in mobile quarterbacks? (Ramblin’ Fan)
Big Ben plans to help make his contract easier on Steelers in 2021 (ESPN)
The Titans are promoting TEs coach Todd Downing to offensive coordinator (ESPN)
One under-the-radar star for each NFL team (NFL.com)
Ranking Tom Brady’s best matchups in the Super Bowl (CBS Sports)
The Steelers plan to address Mike Tomlin’s contract this offseason (Pro Football Talk)
A new 2021 mock draft (CBS Sports)