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2020 NFL Draft

The story behind new Browns cornerback Greedy Williams' nickname

Freddie Kitchens won the race to making a name-related joke about the newest Cleveland Brown.

"Greedy was giddy," Kitchens said of the cornerback's reaction to learning Cleveland selected him 46th overall Friday in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Greedy Williams is a Cleveland Brown, which opens a whole can of questions about his future: How will he fit into the Browns' defense? Is he strictly an outside corner? Can he enjoy the same success of Denzel Ward, who was selected fourth overall in last year's draft?

And most importantly: Where did he, Andraez Williams, get his nickname?

Greedy Williams is a Cleveland Brown. Take a look at photos of the LSU cornerback, whom the Browns selected 46th overall Friday in the 2019 NFL Draft.

"I got the nickname Greedy from my aunt," Williams explained Friday night shortly after he was drafted. "I was six months (old) and I was chuggin' a lot of milk and she named me Greedy DeeDee, but they took the DeeDee off and I've been Greedy since."

At 6-foot-2, Williams boasts rare, instinctive cover skills that had him projected as a first-round pick in most mock drafts. Browns general manager John Dorsey said Friday he was surprised Williams was still available at No. 46.

"I thought he'd be one of the first five guys picked off the board (in the second round)," Dorsey said.

The deal required the Browns to move up three picks, trading Nos. 49 and 144 to Indianapolis for their selection, No. 46. The No. 144 pick was acquired in the Browns' trade of running back Carlos Hyde to Jacksonville early in the 2018 season.

The trade up predictably sent tweeters to the keyboard to say Dorsey got greedy in selecting Greedy. The puns are already flying. With a name like Greedy and an event in which maneuvering and bartering is prevalent, it's unavoidable.

Come Sunday, greed could be good. Greed could turn into interceptions. And Greedy could quickly become a favorite of Browns fans everywhere.

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