Leon Williams

Leon Williams Update

The real battle will be for the two inside backer positions. Andra Davis is the seasoned vet. D'Qwell Jackson was a high second round draft pick last year and began to shine just before he went down with an injury. That injury opened the door for another rookie linebacker, Leon Williams.

Williams is arguably the most athletic defender on this Browns defense. He will be pushing both starters for not only increased playing time but also for a starting position. I could see Leon becoming a starter due to his natural instincts at playing the run while pushing Andra Davis into the role of a third down pass defender.


Leon Williams Update

Mean Leon: Linebacker Leon Williams will probably continue to replace D'Qwell Jackson this year in nickel and dime packages, as that's what he's been doing in camp so far.


Leon Williams Update

Crennel revealed that second-year linebacker Leon Williams had arthroscopic surgery on his ankle and will be brought along slowly


Leon Williams Update

Leon Williams was a very pleasant surprise for the Browns. Picked in the 4th round, he ended the season as a starter because of the injury to Jackson. He finished with 42 tackles including 12 against Baltimore and 14 against Tampa Bay. He is strong against the run, a sure tackler, and good at shedding blockers. It is very likely that he will be moved outside to split time with McGinest because he is showing himself too valuable to be kept off the field.


Leon Williams Update

Leon Williams saw playing time throughout the year, and got more and more as the season went on. Eventually he got to start due to injuries. Williams showed a lot for a fourth-round pick. He spied Michael Vick in the Atlanta game and did very well. Once he got into the lineup consistently in the last few games, Williams showed what he could do. He disrupted plays, made tackles, and even called defensive signals. In a lackluster Tampa Bay game, he was one of the few Browns players who had a good game.