According to Josh Norris of Rotoworld and NBC Sports, the Buffalo Bills used one of their pre-draft visits on Vanderbilt cornerback Joejuan Williams. Williams reportedly visited with the Bills on Monday, April 8th. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network is also reporting that Williams will visit with the Detroit Lions and the Tennessee Titans this week.
Williams is entering the NFL Draft after his junior season—a season in which he started 13 games for the Commodores and was voted second-team All-SEC. He earned that accolade by notching 61 tackles, four interceptions, and 13 passes defended. Those numbers made him first in the SEC in passes defended and tied for second in interceptions.
Lance Zierlien of NFL.com has this to say about Williams:
Long press corner who has shown an ability to use his size and aggression as a zealot in contested catch battles. While he has traits to build upon, the Georgia game shined a light on his press inefficiency, lack of speed and inconsistent ball skills with his back to the quarterback. Coaching and scheme can improve or cover some of those areas, but the early results could be a bit uneven. If the technique catches up with the traits, the play demeanor and talent should make him a solid NFL starter.
Williams is projected as a day two pick with some potential to sneak up into the first round. The Bills added both E.J. Gaines and Kevin Johnson to the secondary this offseason, but after last season’s health and performance issues it would not surprise anyone if they looked to add more depth in the draft. Williams could provide that depth, as well as compete to start opposite Tre’Davious White.