Williams had three tackles (two solo) and an interception in Sunday's 34-13 win against the Panthers.
The interception was the first of Williams' career. Despite entering his third season with the Saints, injuries have limited the 2015 third-round draft pick to only 21 career games. Opposing quarterbacks have picked on Williams in coverage thus far this year -- his 21 total tackles are actually the most by any Saints defender -- but he should continue to play plenty of snaps with Delvin Breaux (broken fibula) out for at least another three weeks. Until Breaux returns, Williams should remain a decent IDP option in many leagues.
A cornerback leading a team in tackles typically does not speak highly of their coverage skills. Opposing quarterback Tom Brady was picking on the 24-year-old throughout the contest, but Williams was unable to take advantage of any throws in his neighborhood. He will matchup against Cam Newton and the Panthers next week in Carolina.
Williams' problems with a concussion saw him placed on injured reserve after playing just two games last season. After that extended period of rest, the 23-year-old has thankfully ridded himself of any symptoms, thus clearing him to rejoin his teammates to start this offseason. As it stands, Williams is projected to start at cornerback for the Saints, but it'd be shocking if the team didn't add competition at the position before training camp kicks off.
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