Player II: DB Darious Williams (2023 Rd 5 comp. - 167th overall)
While the LA Rams' pass defense has slipped since their 2021 Super Bowl LVI victory, you can't blame former Rams defensive back, Darious Williams. Much like veteran IOL Austin Corbett, Darious Williams parted ways with the Rams and signed on with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
While he stands 5-foot-9 and weighs 187 pounds, Williams is ruthless in his effort to defend his receiver. Since joining the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021, Willaims has been targeted 160 times, but has allowed just 77 passes to find their targets. That works out to a completion rate of just 51.3 percent for the veteran defensive back.
D-Will is D back
You shouldn't think that Williams is so effective due to inaccurate passing. In just 1.5 seasons for the Jaguars, Williams has 32 passes defensed, and two forced fumbles. That's just a sample of Darious Williams's aggressive style of play in the secondary. Williams is incredibly athletic and has almost a sixth sense for timing his jumps to break up a pass.
But wait, there's more:
This season, Darious Willams has already hauled in three interceptions, including one pick-six. So far in nine games, the entire LA Rams defense has just four interceptions. It seems as though the Rams may have been wiser to extend Darious Williams.