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Chargers have met with Syracuse DB Trill Williams

You can never have too many explosive athletes in the secondary.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 19 Syracuse at Pitt Photo by Mark Alberti/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good morning, Chargers fans!

We’re going to start the week off right with another draft prospect meeting between the Bolts and one of the more interesting defensive backs in this year’s draft class. Per our guy Justin Melo from The Draft Network, the Chargers have been, or will be, in touch with Syracuse defensive back Trill Williams.

Williams, whose full name is Atrilleon (awesome), is an extremely versatile player who got the chance to line up all over the place for the Orange during his three-year career. During his first two years, he played mainly as a nickel corner with a couple starts on the outside. In his first four games of 2020, he was also Syracuse’s starting free safety. He played in the team’s fifth game but succumbed to an injury that forced his hand into sitting out the remainder of the schedule.

For those who don’t know much about Williams, one of the things you need to know is that he’s a physical specimen, unsurprisingly landing on the annual Freak List that’s put together by The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman ahead of each new college football season.

“Atrilleon (his given name) is a big, rangy dude at 6-2, 215 pounds. He vertical jumped 40 inches and has been clocked at a laser-timed 4.34 in the 40. Williams, up about 20 pounds since last year, also has benched pressed 225 pounds 17 times.”

A lot of people will have varied opinions about where they believe Williams should play at the next level. I think he should be used in a variety of roles in the same manner as Derwin James, but if teams aren’t confident he has that ability from the jump, I think he’d be best-suited for playing on the outside as a rangy, springy cornerback.

He finished his two and a half seasons with the Orange with four total interceptions, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles, and three touchdowns (interception return, fumble return, and blocked punt return.

Williams is likely a late day two or early day three pick when it’s all said and done after starting just 15 games in college, but his upside and physical abilities won’t be ignored for long by any team needing a dynamic player in the secondary.