The sky is the limit according to Denzel Ward.
The former No. 4 overall pick and cornerback for the Cleveland Browns likes the setup with teammate Greedy Williams.
Williams played out his rookie season as a starter, while Ward finished his second season after a Pro Bowl campaign.
Going into 2020, the two are hyped for what could be a prolific season.
“Sky Is The Limit”
“The sky is the limit for both of us,’’ Ward said on a Zoom call Tuesday. “We go out there and do our job, play within the defense and make plays, and everything else is going to take care of itself.”
Both players missed the first four games of 2019 with pulled hamstrings but produced at their own respective sides.
Ward finished with 44 tackles, 11 passes defended, and two interceptions, while Williams had 47 tackles, two passes defended, and zero picks.
Going into the season healthy has helped propel Ward’s confidence.
“I feel that I had a decent season, not the season that I have in my mind when I set my goals and everything that I want to accomplish throughout the year,’’ Ward said. “But I feel that I definitely produced throughout the season and did my job when I was out there on the field, made plays and helped my team. I feel that I still have a lot more that I could do, prove and still give to this team to help this team win.”
Oh nice job, Browns.
Greedy Williams has the best pure cover skills of anybody in this draft. If you passed on him because of tackling, shame on you. pic.twitter.com/Ody9GFRGHW
— Sam Monson (@PFF_Sam) April 27, 2019
The Hype For Delpit
Williams was not the only teammate that Ward gave praise.
Grant Delpit, the team’s second-pick out of LSU, is poised to start the season at safety.
The former All-American has already caught the attention of Ward.
“You guys already saw what he did on the field at LSU,’’ Ward said. “He’s definitely a fluid player, and he’s definitely tough. You saw that last year at LSU. He had a hurt ankle that I feel a lot of people probably didn’t even know about, but he played through it.”
Cleveland’s pass defense adds a playmaker
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) April 25, 2020
“Could Be Special”
In addition to Delpit, the Browns signed cornerback Kevin Johnson, and safeties Karl Joseph and Anthony Sendejo.
In terms of the secondary as a whole, Ward likes what the Browns could do this season.
“I feel like we could be special,’’ he said. “We just have to play within the defense, play within ourselves, make plays and do what we are supposed to do, and everything else will take care of itself.”
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) November 8, 2019