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has strong NFL Draft buzz.

Garrett was a 2020 Freshman All-American and he has led the ACC in pass breakups in each of the last two seasons. For his career Williams has 116 tackles and two interceptions - both of the highlight variety.

In run support, Williams is aggressive, rangy, and quick to react. He’s able to use his physicality to disengage blockers and attack ball carriers. He’s generally solid at squaring up ball carriers and obstructing their path forward. More often than not, Williams takes good angles to the ball in the open field, and he’s shown he can wrap up as a tackler.

“When it comes to defensive backs, Syracuse has done a fantastic job of bringing in high-level players. Williams was no exception. Coming out of Harrisburg, North Carolina, Williams was under-recruited, but Syracuse knew they found a gem. After redshirting as a freshman, the Orange found a way to insert him into a starting lineup that featured the likes of Andre Cisco, Trill Williams and Ifeatu Melifonwu. Those three were considered some of the best defensive backs in college football and were looked at as the defensive leaders. If Syracuse was going to have success defensively, it was going to be because of them.”

The redshirt freshman, had the best season out of the four of them. He was one of the most dominant defenders in the country and shut down some of the top receivers in the ACC. On film, he displayed arguably the best football IQ of any freshman in the country. Williams was never in the wrong spot or out of control of the field. When receivers tried to beat him with double moves, Williams always stayed sound in coverage. Hopefully he will display his prowess at the position again this coming season with even better plays as a top or the top defensive back in the country at SU.
 

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If only he could have broken up the Clemson punter's pass...
 

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After i got to “hopefully “, I’m guessing someone with ties to Syracuse wrote that. Or a Syracuse fan.
 

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Didn't Williams just say in his interview that the NFL recommended he go back to school?

Talk about mixed messages
 

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has strong NFL Draft buzz.

Garrett was a 2020 Freshman All-American and he has led the ACC in pass breakups in each of the last two seasons. For his career Williams has 116 tackles and two interceptions - both of the highlight variety.

In run support, Williams is aggressive, rangy, and quick to react. He’s able to use his physicality to disengage blockers and attack ball carriers. He’s generally solid at squaring up ball carriers and obstructing their path forward. More often than not, Williams takes good angles to the ball in the open field, and he’s shown he can wrap up as a tackler.

“When it comes to defensive backs, Syracuse has done a fantastic job of bringing in high-level players. Williams was no exception. Coming out of Harrisburg, North Carolina, Williams was under-recruited, but Syracuse knew they found a gem. After redshirting as a freshman, the Orange found a way to insert him into a starting lineup that featured the likes of Andre Cisco, Trill Williams and Ifeatu Melifonwu. Those three were considered some of the best defensive backs in college football and were looked at as the defensive leaders. If Syracuse was going to have success defensively, it was going to be because of them.”

The redshirt freshman, had the best season out of the four of them. He was one of the most dominant defenders in the country and shut down some of the top receivers in the ACC. On film, he displayed arguably the best football IQ of any freshman in the country. Williams was never in the wrong spot or out of control of the field. When receivers tried to beat him with double moves, Williams always stayed sound in coverage. Hopefully he will display his prowess at the position again this coming season with even better plays as a top or the top defensive back in the country at SU.
Rather sure the NFL is focused on the now versus 2023…
 

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Speaks well of coach White that they both came back. Mikel mentions White in his interview.
Good coaches make a huge difference. Especially at a school like SU that will never win by out recruiting the Clemsons and FSUs.
 

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Didn't Williams just say in his interview that the NFL recommended he go back to school?

Talk about mixed messages
It can make sense that they see his potential but still think he can use another year of seasoning. The NFL doesn't near as much on potential as the NBA. They want guys that can help right away. How many less than absolute elite guys leave after a redshirt sophomore year? I don't think it's too many.
 

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Supposedly the recommendations are first or second round projection or return to school, so not as damning as it sounds.
This clarifies a lot. Thanks for the heads up
 

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