bcw Posted March 15, 2014 Share Posted March 15, 2014 (edited) I certainly wasn't thrilled to hear Whaley say that Byrd's safety spot would be filled by someone on roster. That means it will be a competition between Searcy, Duke Williams and Meeks. I guess Whaley feels he can get by with a lesser player at safety if he surrounds them with talent, much like Chris Williams at rg playing between Glenn and Wood. The safety position held up well last year when Byrd was out, where the cb spot struggled without Gilmore. So, I started to do a little research about Duke Williams and came away looking optimistic to see what he can do on the field. It isn't unheard of for a mid-round pick to start at safety. His scouting report said he was aggressive and loves to hit. However, it says he is small (5'11, 200) and doesn't have a nose for int's. I read in a few predraft articles that he was a very underrated prospect. After looking at pictures on his Twitter account he certainly looks to have a solid build https://twitter.com/Duke27_ . He also has a cool video of his off-season workout program which shows me that he is a hard worker https://twitter.com/Duke27_/status/444262087032713216 Time will tell if he can handle to jump to starting in the NFL but it looks like he will be given every opportunity to win the job. Any thoughts on the open competition at safety? Edited March 15, 2014 by bcw Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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