Do the Saints have enough quality cornerback depth?
A very versatile player, Williams played the majority of his snaps at slot cornerback last season. He has also shown that he can play on the outside and at safety when needed. Williams started in 8 of the 14 games he played, only missing 2 games due to league suspension for a DUI.
He registered 42 tackles, 1 sack, 4 passes defended, and 1 interception. Williams played extremely well in the second half of the season, becoming one of the best tackling cornerbacks in the game.
He signed a very team-friendly 1-year, $2,250,000 contract to remain in New Orleans for the upcoming season.
Williams is a solid slot cornerback, but his skills are limited on the outside. With safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson looking to play more in the slot next season after a great rookie year, Williams may need to play on the outside to stick on the roster.
In his career, Williams has had a tough time on the outside but played well this season when filling in for an injured Marshon Lattimore. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he held Mike Evans to 4 catches for 70 yards.
This could be good news for the Saints, who are going to need all the cornerback help they can get.