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Former Utah S Marcus Williams Listed Among Top 25 NFL Players Under Age 25
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah and current New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams is ranked among the top 25 players in the NFL under the age of 25.
Pro Football Focus posted a list of the 25 best players in the NFL that haven’t reached 25 years old.
According to the ranking, Williams is listed at No. 15 and the third-best safety.
Pretty Incredible Company!! Well deserved recognition, my man! @MarcusWilliams #SafetyPride https://t.co/veqOuQEFKL
— Morgan Scalley (@SafetyPride) May 6, 2020
Here is what Pro Football Focus said about Williams in their ranking:
Williams has very quietly played like one of the best safeties in the NFL over the last three seasons. His PFF grade ranks fourth at the position since 2017, and he’s been the eighth-most valuable safety in the league by PFF WAR over that same three-year stretch. As a free safety, Williams doesn’t see the ball come his way all that often as the primary coverage defender, but he has put up at least eight combined interceptions and pass breakups (on 25 or fewer targets) in both 2017 and 2019. He is just another player on the list of recent Saints draft hits.
Below is the entire top 25 list from PFF:
- Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs
- Quenton Nelson, OG, Indianapolis Colts
- Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
- Derwin James, S, Los Angeles Chargers
- Jamal Adams, S, New York Jets
- Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Deshaun Watson, QB, Houston Texans
- Lamar Jackson, QB, Baltimore Ravens
- Myles Garrett, DE, Cleveland Browns
- Nick Bosa, DE, San Francisco 49ers
- Kenny Clark, DT, Green Bay Packers
- Marshon Lattimore, CB, New Orleans Saints
- Saquon Barkley, RB, New York Giants
- Nick Chubb, RB, Cleveland Browns
- Marcus Williams, S, New Orleans Saints
- D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers
- Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Pittsburgh Steelers
- Marlon Humphrey, CB, Baltimore Ravens
- Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Tennessee Titans
- Jaire Alexander, CB, Green Bay Packers
- A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans
- Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Redskins
- Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos
- Mark Andrews, TE, Baltimore Ravens
- Juju Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASports. You can download and listen to the podcast, here.
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